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SALINA, Kan. -- Fire investigators say a squirrel was responsible for a house fire in near Salina late last week.
The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 4500 block of South Burma Road when a squirrel came in contact with a power line.
Captain Roger Soldan with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office told KSAL News in Salina that a squirrel was electrocuted on an overhead Westar wire and fell to the ground, igniting the grass. The fire then spread.
According to KSAL, damage to an unoccupied rental home, a shed, one car, two trucks and a old wagon is estimated in the thousands.
No one was hurt.