Officer Hurt As Sunday Fire Damages Home

A police officer sustained a minor injury in a fire that damaged a north Salina vacant home early Sunday morning. First responders were called at 7:54 in the morning to the report of a fire at 155 North Broadway.

The Salina Fire Department told KSAL News at the scene that heavy smoke and flames were coming from the west side of the second floor when the first responders arrived.

Firefighters made a quick entry and searched the building to make sure no one was inside. They did not find anyone.

The fire extensively damaged the second floor of the house.

Fire inspectors responded to the scene to determine a cause. The building is vacant, and has no power or gas service connected to it.

The property has housed several businesses in the past including an antique shop and a tattoo parlor. Most recently the second floor was used as an apartment-type rental property.

There was one injury. A Salina Police Officer received a minor injury while kicking in a door. The officer was the first person on scene, and sustained a cut while kicking in the door. The officer did not require transport to the hospital.