Massive fire sweeps through Olathe strip mall

By Scott McDonnell
KMBC – April 14, 2015

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Firefighters responded Monday night to a three-alarm fire that gutted an Olathe strip mall.

Crews said they could see flames inside the building when they arrived at 134th Street and Blackbob Road. Fronteras Mexican Restaurant shares space in the strip mall with a Sprint store, a KFC and a hair salon and a massage spa.

A woman who said she has managed the KFC for the last two years said it was hard to watch everything she worked for go up in flames.

Firefighters said they’re not certain where the fire started or how, but all five businesses have likely been destroyed.

Access roads to the area have been closed and people have been advised to avoid it.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

Firefighters from Overland Park and Lenexa are assisting crews from Olathe at the scene.



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