Wichita building fire caused more than $2 million in damage

KAKE – January 16, 2018

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An official with the Wichita Fire Department says a two-alarm fire at a mechanic shop caused more than $2 million in damage.

The fire happened Monday afternoon at Fleet Maintenance, Inc, at 3700 West 30th Street South. Lt. Jose Ocadiz said crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from the building.

Part of the building collapsed before crews were able to contain and extinguish the fire.

Three employees were hospitalized, two of whom were later released after suffering first- and second-degree burns. Lt. Ocadiz did not have information on the third employee.

The fire was caused by compressed natural gas from a semi that came into contact with a heater. It caused $1.5 million in damage to the building and $750,000 to its contents.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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