Shawnee chief credits crew’s training with saving lives of firefighters trapped in house

Shawnee Fire Chief Rick Potter said firefighters' training paid off on Tuesday after four firefighters were trapped in a burning house. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

Shawnee Fire Chief Rick Potter says all five firefighters who were hospitalized after last night’s house fire in western Shawnee have been released from the hospital and are back at their homes.

Firefighters from Shawnee and Lenexa initially responded to the house at 4610 Silverheel Street for a reported basement fire at 9:10 p.m.