Officials Investigating Large Structure Fire in Baxter Springs

By Felicia Lawrence
Four State News – May 11, 2015

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Officials are investigating the cause of a large structure fire in Baxter Springs. Around 3 pm, the Baxter Springs Fire Department received a call on a large fire at the Old Ozark Salad Shop at 100 N. Youngman Avenue. The building is now being occupied by Day Six Pet Nutrition. Galena, Baxter Springs, and Columbus fire officials all responded this afternoon and have just cleared the scene within the last hour. The fire is contained, however 50% of the warehouse was destroyed and the entire building has smoke damage. There were no workers present today and no one was injured. The Kansas State Fire Marshal is now investigating the cause.

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