Valley Center home sustains significant damage after Sunday fire

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A Valley Center home sustained significant damage after a fire Sunday afternoon. 

Firefighters were called to a fire in the 6800 block of West Glendale at approximately 3:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found a home with heavy fire in the garage area, spreading both to the house and attic, according to Sedgwick County Fire Department Division Chief TonyTracy.

Fire departments from Sedgwick County, Valley Center and Colwich helped knock down the blaze.

Investigators will work determine the exact damage estimate, but it is expected to be significant.

Crews successfully rescued some puppies from the basement; they are in good condition and with their owner.   

A nearby neighbor thought he heard explosions that sounded like fireworks or ammunition going off, but firefighters indicated that could have been the sound of propane tanks venting.

A vehicle out front was also a total loss.

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