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Camp Aldrich Closed Until Fall

Associated Press - April 18, 2014 8:19 am

A central Kansas camp will remain closed into the fall after a fire heavily damaged the dining hall.

The cause of Saturday’s fire at Camp Aldrich in Barton County is still under investigation.

Joe Vinduska, spokesman for Barton Community College, which owns the camp, says investigators determined the camp is unsafe for the public. The camp also does not have power, water or utilities in some areas.

No one was injured in the fire.

Camp Hope, a camp for children dealing with cancer, will be held this year but the location hasn’t been determined. The event has been held at Camp Aldrich for more than 30 years.

However, the closing means the annual Barton Foundation sporting Clay Shoot on May 4 is canceled.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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