Apartment fire in Newton destroys fourplex sending man to hospital
NEWTON, Kan. (KAKE) - A fire at an apartment complex in Newton Kan. has left one man in critical condition and destroyed a fourplex of 12 apartments.
Newton Fire/EMS report that shortly before noon they responded to an apartment fire at the Fox Meadows Apartments on West 12th Street that destroyed a fourplex and sent one 40-year-old man to the hospital. Departments from Hesston, Halstead and Walton were also present.
Crews are still fighting hot spots but the worst of the fire has been extinguished and residents of the surrounding apartments are allowed to return home. Electricity will remain shut off but Harvey County is working with Evergy to restore power.
Those whose apartments were destroyed in the blaze have been given hotel rooms and Caring Hands Humane Society are providing shelter for a number of pets.
If you would like to help, financial donations are being accepted at the Newton Community Foundation's Community Response Fund.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown and the State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.