Fire destroys abandoned building in Ark City

Courtesy: Andrew Lawson, Ark City Traveler
Courtesy: Andrew Lawson, Ark City Traveler

ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas – Arkansas City police and fire responded early Tuesday morning to a fire in the 400 block of West Madison Avenue.

Upon arrival, crews found an abandoned building fully engulfed.

A witness told police that several people had been shooting off fireworks prior to the building fire.

At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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