EDNA, Kan. — Tuesday morning authorities were alerted to a commercial structure fire in Edna, Kansas, at the Edna Mattress Factory.
Edna Fire Dept responded along with Labette County Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS. Mutual aid requests went to all area departments across multiple counties.
11:20 a.m. radio reports stated that 3/4 of the roof collapsed. The fire departments working together were able to save an important part of the business. To the south there is an opening between buildings, what could be described as the original storefront remains. It is a two-story building seen in our photos below.
“The Edna Mattress Factory is on fire. Personnel from Edna, Bartlett, Chetopa, Altamont, Parsons and Coffeyville are on scene.” — Mound Valley Fire
Mayor Sam Vail said the town really came together today. He stated that as the high points of the brick structure were being taken taken down for safety reasons.
He said there were a lot of people to thank for helping today. All the different departments responding, and “Muller Construction [of Coffeyville], Casey’s in Altamont donated 50 pizzas. The church, Crosstimbers, have had water and food.”
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