Thursday, October 30, 2014

Diner fire prompts investigation

By The Herald Staff | 12/6/2013

COLONY — A fire that broke out early Wednesday morning in southern Anderson County and destroyed a building is still under investigation, J.D. Mersman, director of Anderson County Fire and Emergency Management said.

Fire units were dispatched at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday to the Colony Diner, 214 Broad Street, Colony, for a structure fire, according to a press release from Anderson County Fire and Emergency Management.

COLONY — A fire that broke out early Wednesday morning in southern Anderson County and destroyed a building is still under investigation, J.D. Mersman, director of Anderson County Fire and Emergency Management said.

Fire units were dispatched at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday to the Colony Diner, 214 Broad Street, Colony, for a structure fire, according to a press release from Anderson County Fire and Emergency Management.

Shortly after fire units arrived, fire broke through the roof of the Colony Diner and destroyed the building, as well as the building located to the west of the diner, known as Colony Foods, 210 Broad Street, Mersman said.

“The convenience store next to the Colony Diner ... had a little smoke and water damage but not much,” Mersman said.

The fire was under control by about 5:49 a.m. thanks to responding units from Garnett, Kincaid, Welda, Colony, Greeley and the City of Iola, fire officials said.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson County Fire Department are investigating the cause of the fire.

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