May 26, 2024

Update on structure fire in Garden City

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office, along with the Garden City Fire Department have determined the cause of a structure fire, just after 2:30 am Sunday morning, October 1.

Upon completion of the investigation by the Kansas State Fire Marshal and the Garden City Fire Department, the cause of the fire was determined to be accidental due to unattended cooking.
 
It has been confirmed that the victims are 24-year-old Viridiana Aguirre-Abarca and 53-year-old Cresenciano Aguirre-Ortega. No additional information about the victims or survivors will be released.
 
The GCFD would like to remind citizens to test their smoke detectors and ensure they are working properly. Additionally, have an escape plan, practice it, and be prepared to use it in the event of a fire.
 
If you are a resident of Finney County in need of smoke detectors or needing assistance testing your smoke detectors, contact Fire Marshal Robertson at (620) 276-1140 to learn more about the smoke detector program.