Two Fires Within 24 Hours

Salina Firefighters have had a busy 24 hours.  Crews responded to a couple of different structure fires.

The first fire was at 420 N. Broadway Sunday evening. Fire Inspector Joe Kvacik told KSAL News an out building that is used for storage by Treasure Chest Antiques was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived. According to Kvacik, the storage building was uninhabited. There were no injures, including a dog in a nearby pen who was not hurt.

The second fire was in an building housing four apartments at 209 W Walnut at around 8:45 Monday morning.  Battalion Chief David Turner told KSAL News at the scene the basement of the structure was fully involved when first responders arrived.   They were able to quickly get the fire under control and kept it spreading into the upper floors. There was structure damage to the basement area, but only minor smoke damage to the rest of the building. There were no injuries.

The cause of both fires is under investigation.


(Photo courtesy Jo Hurst)