Fire destroys Camp Aldrich dining hall

Camp Aldrich fire (Photo by Tami Miller)
Camp Aldrich fire (Photo by Tami Miller)

BARTON COUNTY, Kansas – Fire investigators in Barton County are working to find out what sparked a blaze at the Camp Aldrich Conference Center Dining Hall early Saturday morning.

The building was not in use at the time and no one was injured.

The camp is owned by the Barton County Community College and reports say the hall had been decorated for a wedding reception to be held later on Saturday.

The cause of the fire is still unknown and officials at with the school are still unclear if anything inside will be salvageable. 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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