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Fire destroys KDOT building in Oakley


OAKLEY -- A fire destroyed the Kansas Department of Transportation sub shop and its contents early this morning.

Firemen were called to the scene at U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Highway 83 at 11:37 p.m., said Pappy Lies, emergency management director for Logan and Gove counties.

More than 20 firefighters from Oakley, Winona, and Gove and Sheridan Counties responded, he said.

"There was an explosion, and two firefighters were checked out at the scene," Lies said. "By the grace of God, nobody was hurt."

The firefighters declined to go to the hospital.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.