TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Soldier Township Fire Department Fire Chief Karl McNorton says 35-year-old Dustin Lowry was killed in a house fire Friday morning in Shawnee County. He told KSNT News 55-year-old Melody Brown, 33-year-old Juliann Lowry, 9-year-old Layne Lowry, and a baby, Peyton Lowry, were all hurt in the blaze. They are in critical condition at KU Medical Center according to Fire Chief McNorton.
The fire chief also says there were no smoke alarms to alert the families that their home was on fire.
Emergency crews were on the scene of a fatal house fire Friday morning in Shawnee County where multiple people were trapped inside.
The structure fire was reported at 6:20 a.m. at 3631 NW Button Road, just north of Topeka’s Goodyear Plant.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says the structure is a two story home that had multiple people inside.
Three occupants were upstairs and were able to evacuate the residence with minor injuries and were being treated on scene.
Occupants on the main level of the residence were still inside when emergency crews initially arrived on scene and were evacuated.
The Topeka Fire Department, Soldier Township Fire Department, and AMR assisted at the scene.
Four people, including an infant have been transported to KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas with injuries.
Officials tells KSNT News that at least one person has died.
The cause or amount of damage is unknown.
The Kansas State Fire Marshal is investigating.
KSNT News has a crew on the scene and will continue to update on KSNT News and on KSNT.com.