KSU played a role in Tuesday fires


MFD 4Destructive fires that saw the close of Tuttle Creek Boulevard Tuesday, were ignited by workers at the K-State Beef Stocker Unit.

As reported by the Manhattan Mercury, Riley County emergency management director Pat Collins revealed the news Wednesday afternoon – saying a “torch or a welder” ignited the blaze while a fence was being built.

As previously reported by KMAN, approximately 100-150 residents of a mobile homepark were assisted in leaving their homes as a result of the fire.

According to Collins, one home was lost as crews battled the flames.







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