Crews Battle House Fire In Burden Late Monday Night


Crews responded to a house fire late Monday night in Burden.

According to a news release from the Burden Fire Department Tuesday afternoon, firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of East 6th Street in Burden for a possible structure fire at approximately 11:12 pm on Monday.

Fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke showing from the two-story wood frame structure. The five occupants of the home were evacuated, and fire crews were able to control the fire after approximately an hour. Firefighters remained in scene overnight to monitor the scene for hot spots.

One home occupant received minor injuries after being bitten by one of their dogs during the evacuation; the patient was treated by Burden and Winfield EMS crews. No firefighter injuries or other injuries were reported.

Automatic aid crews from the Atlanta Fire Department, Cambridge Fire Department, and Winfield Fire/EMS assisted in extinguishing the fire and cooling hot spots.

The Burden Police Department, Cowley County Sheriff’s Department, and City of Winfield Electric also assisted at the scene. There were three engines, one aerial, one tanker, three command vehicles, one rescue truck and one ambulance on scene with a total of 18 firefighters.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Winfield Fire/EMS investigator. The American Red Cross was requested to respond to assist with shelter for the home occupants.