OSKALOOSA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews responded to a fire on Friday night around 7 p.m. at General Leasing and Marketing, located right outside of Oskaloosa.
When firefighters arrived, Oskaloosa Fire Chief Kevin Fowler, says they saw the entire structure on fire, which included the home of its owners.
“It had already progressed through the building. The flames were already out the south end of the building, so it was pretty much a defensive mode. It was already much gone when we got here,” Fowler said.
Everyone was able to get out of the building safely.
Crews fought the fire into the early morning on Sunday and were still on scene cleaning up as of this afternoon.
Kansas Fire Marshals are still investigating what caused the fire to start and have deemed the building a total loss.
General Leasing and Marketing leases trailers, containers, and also puts truck beds together.