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Camp Aldrich fire

POSTED August 10, 2018 12:27 p.m.

On August 10, 2018 at about 5:56 AM the Barton County Sheriff’s Office along with the Claflin Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 884 Northeast 110 Avenue. The location is the Camp Aldrich recreation area owned by Barton Community College.  


The fire was brought under control and sheriff’s detectives began an investigation.  The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office was notified and their investigator arrived shortly after 8:00 a.m.  As of late this morning investigators were still on the scene.  Preliminary investigation indicates electrical problems may be a contributing factor.  The initial estimate of loss is placed at $165000.00.



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