Fire Destroys Strip Mall In Kansas

Fire Destroys Strip Mall In Kansas

Authorities initially said the fire started inside a Mexican restaurant but now say flames were found in the attic above an adjacent hair salon

An attic fire at an Olathe, Kansas, strip mall quickly spread to other businesses Monday night. Authorities initially said the fire started inside a Mexican restaurant but now say flames were found in the attic above an adjacent hair salon. Restaurant workers said electrical workers had been at the salon earlier in the day, according to a report from KCTV5 News.

In addition to the restaurant and nail salon, an adjacent KFC, Sprint store and other businesses were destroyed from the flames. Investigators are working to  determine how the fire started and whether it's electrical in nature.

The shopping center had a common attic and no firewalls, which made it easy for the flames to spread, according to KCTV 5's report.

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