The Junction City Fire Department responded to an apartment fire at 115 West Spruce St. in Junction City on Thursday. Crews found a fire in the attic of the nine-unit apartment building. They pulled the ceiling down, and used roughly one-thousand gallons of water to extinguish the fire. According to a press release from JCFD, extensive damage occurred in three of the units, while all nine had substantial smoke damage.
One occupant was transported to Geary Community Hospital for difficulty breathing two hours after the fire was reported. A JCFD firefighter was treated and released for health issues encountered while fighting the fire. The cause of remains undetermined.
At 11:45 p.m. on Thursday evening, Manhattan Fire Department had a blaze of their own to deal with. Sixteen firefighters responded to Imperial Gardens restaurant, located at 421 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, for a report of a kitchen fire. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes, and total loss is estimated to be around $2,000. The owner is listed as Manhattan Marketplace Shopping Center, LLC. of Columbia, Missouri.