The Fort Scott Fire Department was dispatched to 218 Horton late Saturday evening, November 25, to a report of a structure fire, according to the FSFD Facebook page.
The fire alarm was received at 10:36, and the fire was under control at 10:59 p.m., according to FS Fire Chief Dave Bruner.
The fire scene was cleared by 1:20 a.m.
Nine FSFD personnel responded to the fire.
Crews arrived on the scene of a fully involved structure fire.
A defensive fire attack was made due to the fire already being through the roof and 80% of the home was on fire.
“Fire crews did an amazing job getting the blaze under control before it could cause damage or spread to neighboring homes,” according to the Facebook post.
Crews battled the blaze until the early morning hours.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by FSFD investigators along with assistance from the Kansas State Fire Marshal.
Unfortunately, the home is a total loss and the tenant lost a couple of pets.
Thankfully the tenant was able to escape and was transported by Bourbon County Emergency Medical Services for evaluation.
The fire department wishes to thank the Fort Scott Police Department and the Bourbon County EMS for their assistance.