IFD investigates Ashcraft Tire Co. Inc. structure fire

By Kassie Sanderson
Independence Daily Reporter – September 16, 2016
Submitted by Newz Group – September 27, 2016

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Local fire officials responded to a downtown business fire Thursday evening on 6th Street.

The Independence Fire Department, along with law enforcement from the Independence Police Department, responded to Ashcraft Tire Co. Inc., 215 N. 6th Street, at 6:10 p.m. after a passing motorist reportedly saw smoke and called in the structure fire.

Fire crews were on scene in less than two minutes and began battling the blaze, as Independence police assisted with traffic control and securing the scene, noted IPD Chief Jerry Harrison.

The Kansas State Marshal was contacted and “emergency crews will be securing the scene overnight.”

“There have been no injuries reported and no one is believed to have been present when the fire started,” Harrison said in a press release.

IFD Chief Rusty Baker added “it is common practice and there are no red flags-it’s merely the process that they do things.”

David Cowan, public safety director, added firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion at the scene.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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