Shop destroyed in Tuesday fire

Eureka Herald – April 19, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – April 27, 2017

A rural Eureka shop was destroyed along with all of it’s contents last Tuesday when a fire broke out in the building.

Greenwood County Fire Departments: Central, Neal and Eureka Lake Divisions responded to a fire at 2031 140th Street, approximately 5 miles east of Eureka, at 7:05 a.m. According to Greenwood County Fire Chief Doug Williams, firefighters found a large metal shop building heavily involved with smoke and fire, when they arrived. The owner was moving any equipment near the building away. Eureka Fire Department was requested at 8:04 a.m. to respond and assist also. Crews were on scene for several hours extinguishing the fire. Destroyed in the fire were the building, mowers, skid steer, RV camper, vehicle, tools and many personal items. The property is owned by Ron Gulick. The fire was investigated by the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office and was believed to be electrical.

After an extensive investigation, a Kansas State Fire Marshal investigator classified the cause of the fire as undetermined but most likely accidental. The area of origin was in the eastern-most bay of the shop. There were no smoke alarms present.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office believed the estimated loss was $75,000 for the structure and close to $500,000 for the contents. The Kansas State Fire Marshal was asked to work the fire due to the large dollar loss.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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