February 27, 2024

1 person dead, 1 injured in Great Bend house fire

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal fire in Rice County.

The Hays Post reports fire crews were called to a home about 25 miles (40.23 kilometers) west of Great Bend late Friday.

Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans says 66-year-old Beverly Boatright died at the scene. His 59-year-old wife was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Evans says the family dog also died in the fire. The home is a total loss.