Lincoln family loses home in Sunday explosion
Fortunately, the Flinn family was not home Sunday morning Aug. 18 when an explosion blew apart the walls of their basement at 2081 E. Milo Dr., engulfing their home in flames.
Cody and Nikki Flinn, and their children, ages 6 and 8, were at Wilson Lake when they got the call that area fire departments had responded to a fire at their home. Volunteers from Lincoln City Fire, Lincoln First Rural Fire, Beverly-Westfall Fire, Sylvan Grove Fire and Denmark Fire departments all responded with trucks and water tankers, but could only work to contain the fire that had fully involved the home within minutes of the explosion.
The blaze was extinguished within a few hours, but fire department volunteers stayed on the scene throughout the afternoon to monitor flare ups and hot spots and secure the area for a Kansas State Fire Marshal to inspect and attempt to determine what produced the explosion and ensuing blaze. Kansas Highway Patrol and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.
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