Small fire burns storage shed
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.