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1 person dead, 1 injured in house fire near Great Bend

Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal fire in Rice County.

The Hays Post reports fire crews were called to a home about 25 mile  west of Great Bend late on Friday.

Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans says 66-year-old Beverly Boatright died at the scene.  His 59-year-old wife was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Evans says the family dog also died in the fire.  The home is a total loss.


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