UPDATE: Firefighters battle house fire on East Broadway Boulevard


By Faith Bemiss - [email protected]



A fire at a residence at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd. began in a enclosed back porch at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and quickly spread to a shed. The Sedalia Fire Department along with the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Ambulance District responded to the call. Teresa Card, one of the home’s residents, was home at the time of the fire with two small children. She said she poured a pan-full of hot grease out the back door and it ignited. SFD Deputy Fire Chief Greg Harrell said the fire was under investigation.


Sedalia firefighters work to extinguish a fire on the back porch of a residence on East Broadway Boulevard Tuesday morning as flames from a shed ignited behind them. Jamie Dickson, who lives in the home with Teresa Card, said he’d just placed his lawn mower in the backyard shed and left the house when he received that call the home was on fire.


After Sedalia firefighters extinguished the back porch fire at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., the fire ignited again inside the back of the home. Members of the SFD climbed onto the roof to open the roof caps so smoke could be released from the attic.


Two members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene of a house fire, located at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., Tuesday morning.


By Faith Bemiss

[email protected]

A fire at a residence at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd. began in a enclosed back porch at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and quickly spread to a shed. The Sedalia Fire Department along with the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Ambulance District responded to the call. Teresa Card, one of the home’s residents, was home at the time of the fire with two small children. She said she poured a pan-full of hot grease out the back door and it ignited. SFD Deputy Fire Chief Greg Harrell said the fire was under investigation.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041316HouseFire-1-8.jpgA fire at a residence at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd. began in a enclosed back porch at approximately 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and quickly spread to a shed. The Sedalia Fire Department along with the Sedalia Police Department and Pettis County Ambulance District responded to the call. Teresa Card, one of the home’s residents, was home at the time of the fire with two small children. She said she poured a pan-full of hot grease out the back door and it ignited. SFD Deputy Fire Chief Greg Harrell said the fire was under investigation.

Sedalia firefighters work to extinguish a fire on the back porch of a residence on East Broadway Boulevard Tuesday morning as flames from a shed ignited behind them. Jamie Dickson, who lives in the home with Teresa Card, said he’d just placed his lawn mower in the backyard shed and left the house when he received that call the home was on fire.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041316HouseFire-2-1-8.jpgSedalia firefighters work to extinguish a fire on the back porch of a residence on East Broadway Boulevard Tuesday morning as flames from a shed ignited behind them. Jamie Dickson, who lives in the home with Teresa Card, said he’d just placed his lawn mower in the backyard shed and left the house when he received that call the home was on fire.

After Sedalia firefighters extinguished the back porch fire at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., the fire ignited again inside the back of the home. Members of the SFD climbed onto the roof to open the roof caps so smoke could be released from the attic.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041316HouseFire-3-8.jpgAfter Sedalia firefighters extinguished the back porch fire at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., the fire ignited again inside the back of the home. Members of the SFD climbed onto the roof to open the roof caps so smoke could be released from the attic.

Two members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene of a house fire, located at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., Tuesday morning.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041316HouseFire-4-8.jpgTwo members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office were on scene of a house fire, located at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd., Tuesday morning.

The Sedalia Fire Department battled a house fire that erupted in an enclosed back porch at a residence located at 2211 E. Broadway Blvd. Tuesday morning.

Teresa Card, who lives in the home and was there with her two small children, said the fire began when she poured hot grease out the back door.

Card occupies the home with Jamie Dickson, who said he had just placed his lawnmower inside the backyard shed, and left the residence when the fire erupted around 10:15 a.m. The fire began in the enclosed back porch and then quickly spread to the nearby shed.

The SFD called Kansas City Power & Light to turn off the electricity to the home after an electrical cable began to spark on the shed’s roof.

After Sedalia firefighters extinguished the fire on the back porch it erupted again inside the home, causing smoke to fill the residence. Firefighters removed several roof caps to help the smoke escape from the home.

SFD Deputy Fire Chief Greg Harrell said the fire was under investigation by two members of the State Fire Marshal’s office who arrived at the scene at 11:30 a.m. The State Fire Marshal’s report had not been not released at press time.

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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