Grandmother dies, 2 children and mother escape house fire in Reno County


The Reno County Sheriff’s office said a 70-year-old grandmother died in a house fire this morning. 

It happened southwest of Cheney Lake at 9 East Horseshoe Lane just after 2:30. 

Deputies arrived and found a single story double wide mobile home on fire. The fire quickly spread.  

The 21-year-old mother, Hannah Lynn Perry, and her two children, 2-year-old Charlotte and 1-year-old Wyatt, were able to escape. However, the grandmother, identified as Judy Kay Alley, wasn’t able to escape and died in the fire. 

“The mother woke up to and discovered a fire, and basically, threw her kids out the window to save their lives, and then, she jumped out the window right when the house totally caught on fire,” said Chief Rick Graber, Pretty Prairie fire. “It is by the time our trucks got on scene, the house was totally involved. There was no way we could go in and do any search.”

The mother and her two children were transported to Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. Hospital officials say Hannah is in serious condition, Charlotte is in critical condition and Wyatt is in fair condition. 

Fire units from Pretty Prairie Fire, District 8 and District 9 responded to the scene along with EMS units from Pretty Prairie, Haven and Reno County.

The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.

The family said in a statement, “The Alley, Wonser, and Stukey families would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the prayers and support from our friends, families, and communities during this difficult time. We have set up a GoFundMe account for Dustin, Hannah, and their children. Any help would be appreciated. Donating, sharing the link, or your prayers are all helpful to our family at this time.”

Click here for the GoFundMe site for the family. 

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