Atchison building explosion

By Brian Hagen
KAIR – July 6, 2018

Photos by Brian Hagen

An early Friday morning explosion in downtown Atchison leaves damage but no injuries.
Atchison Fire Chief Ted Graf told MSC News the explosion, in the 100 block of North 8th Street, occurred around 2:30 Friday morning.
At 3:45 Friday morning, Graf said the structure at 120 North 8th Street incurred the most structural damage, but at least minor affects were received by adjacent buildings.
The 120 North 8th Street address is the location of the Hair Spital Barber Shop.
At 9:45 Friday morning, Graf, calling the location an active crime scene, told MSC News the investigation was turned over to law enforcement, with the State Fire Marshal contacting the Kansas Highway Patrol and the ATF.
Graf said the preliminary investigation revealed that the explosion originated at the 120 North 8th Street address.
Motorists and pedestrians are to avoid the area, with the intersection at 8th and Main, as well as the entire 100 block of North 8th, remaining closed as the investigation continues.


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