House Fire Sends Adult Female To Hospital With Burns


The Seneca Fire Department, with assistance from the Seneca Police Department, responded to a single-family home engulfed in flames at 7 East. Amador at 1:46 a.m. Sunday morning.

In a post on the Seneca Kansas Police Department Facebook page, the owner of the residence wasn’t home at the time of the fire.

However, at 1:56 a.m. Nemaha County EMS was called to a residence in Bern, Kansas for an adult female with burn wounds. Further investigation found that the female was at the residence caring for a dog when the fire started.

Due to the severity of the wounds, the adult female was transported to University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Seneca Police Department along with the Kansas State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire at this time.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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