Park City industrial fire causes extensive damage

Published: Dec. 14, 2018 at 10:07 PM CST
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Update 10:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

A Sedgwick County Fire captain says a large industrial fire in Park City Friday night was to an approximate 28,000 square-foot maintenance building.

The captain says semis are parked on one side of the facility with electrical equipment on the other side. He says loss from Friday night's fire was about $1.6 million.

No one was hurt.

Fire investigators say, because of the extent of the damage inside the building, they were not able to determine exactly what caused the fire.

A woman who lives near the warehouse says she heard multiple explosions.

"We walked out back and there are flames all over the place and we called the cops real quick and they came pretty quick," said the woman.

Crews say there was quite a bit of fuel in the building. They had to use foam at one point to help put it out.

All six semis that were parked inside the building were destroyed.


Late into the night Friday, several crews remained on scene of an industrial fire reported in the 5800 block of North Prospect Road in Park City.

This is a little west and south of 61st North and Interstate 135. We know the intersection of 59th Street North and Prospect is blocked. There are no reports of injuries.

A crew with the Sedgwick County Fire Department was the first to arrive on the scene. Crews from Wichita, Valley Center and Colwich were among those assisting on the scene.

The scene remained active as of about 11 p.m. Friday, but reports indicated crews were gaining the upper hand.

We're told further information from officials on scene would be available once the fire is out. Among the information we'll gather is the identity of the business or businesses impacted by the blaze, the cause of the fire and the scope of the damage it caused.

WATCH LIVE: Kristen Boxman reports from near the scene of a large industrial fire in Park City where several crews continue the fight in the 5800 block of Prospect Road:

Posted by KWCH 12 Eyewitness News on Friday, December 14, 2018