Monday Morning Fire Damages Waverly Home

WAVERLY–(KFOR Jan. 22)–A 53-year-old mother and her 24-year-old son escaped their burning house in Waverly without being hurt early Monday.

The fire happened at a home north of 149th and Castlewood, shortly after 4am, according to Lancaster County Chief Deputy Sheriff Ben Houchin. The house was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. The assessed value of the house is at $350,000 and the loss doesn’t include the contents.

Houchin says the fire has been ruled accidental, but the official cause is under investigation.

7am Monday

WAVERLY–(KFOR Jan. 22)–An early morning fire on Monday prompted a response from some area departments to a home in Waverly.

According to Ryan Swanigan, a reporter for KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 News, the fire at the home near 149th and Castlewood left what looked like the back side heavily damaged, possibly caved in.  On approach, Swanigan said smoke could be seen from Interstate 80 while heading eastbound on Highway 6.

Flames could be seen from the backside of the home, as Swanigan arrived at the scene.  What caused the fire remains under investigation.

No other details have been released yet from authorities.