(KINGMAN, Kan.)—Three people called 911 the night Vashti Seacat died in a house fire in Kingman. Her husband is charged with setting the fire and killing her. Eyewitness News filed an open records request for the 911 calls May 9th. The Attorney General's Office provided the information August 3rd and we received it August 5th.
The first call came in at 3:54 on the morning of April 30th. The call lasted two minutes and 15 seconds. The Attorney General's office won't provide details of the call saying it's part of the criminal investigation. The AG's office says releasing the call would interfere with the case against Brett Seacat. He's being held in jail on a $1 million bond.
The other two calls were much shorter and provided to Eyewitness News. Those calls came in at 4:03 a.m. And 4:22 a.m. In both of them, the callers ask if a fire had been reported and the dispatcher frantically says they are working on it.
When fire fighters arrived to the home, the top floor was engulfed in flames. When the fire started, Brett Seacat made it out safely with his two young sons. Fire fighters found Vashti dead inside a bedroom. Authorities have not released exactly how she died. Seacat is set to be in court again in October.