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Small fire burns storage shed

Gale Rose
Pratt reporter
Pratt Fire Lt. Chad Van Slyke (left) helps Firefighter Mac Callaway as he sprays hot spots beneath an old vehicle at a grass fire at 1102 North Thompson on June 5. A shed and dog house burned in the fire.

Pratt firefighters made quick work of a grass fire at the north end of Pratt that burned a small storage shed and a dog house on Friday, June 5.

Firefighters were called to 1102 North Thompson at 3:27 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke pouring from the shed and dog house just feet from the residence. Fire fighters had to lay a long line from a hydrant at Holly and Thompson to feed the truck that was at least a block further north of the intersection.

One pair of firefighters attacked the fire in the shed while others attacked dry, burning grass around trees and an old car. There was a lot of dry cheat grass in the lot. The fire was quickly contained with no damage to the residence.

The residents, Larry Newby and Betty Muise as well as a house guest Matt Rost were not injured in the fire. Rost said he had been smoking and threw down a cigarette in the area where the fire started.

No firefighters were injured in the incident.