Damages Top $1 Million for Osage City Fire

By: Caroline Porter Email
By: Caroline Porter Email

OSAGE CITY, Kan. -- Damages will cost more than $1 million for Sunday's catastrophic fire in Osage City's historic business district, according to Osage Fire Chief Dan Romine.

Romine says Sunday's fire was the community's largest fire in 30 years.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office, with the help of ATF agents, continue to investigate the fire's cause. Several locals said a frozen water pipe was involved in the fire's start at the back of the destroyed, red brick building. Romine had no comment.

Firefighters from Osage County Fire District 2 cleaned up the fire today, wrapping up their water hoses and moving fire trucks from the 500 block of Market St.

The fire destroyed two businesses, Mink Photography and the Ramblin Rose, as well as second-floor apartments. The neighboring businesses sustained water and smoke damage.

Watch the video to see how the community is reaching out to one local business owner whose apartment and business building are damaged.

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