At 1:52 PM Monday, the City of Hays Fire Department, assisted by the Hays Police Department and Ellis County EMS, was dispatched to an outbuilding on fire behind 3103 Thunderbird Drive. The Ellis County Emergency Manager also responded.
On arrival, firefighters found two yard sheds and the fence on fire at the rear of the building. Firefighters used one hoseline to extinguish the fire. One outbuilding was totally destroyed and the second, behind 3105 Thunderbird Drive, was damaged. The houses were not damaged.
The most probable cause of the fire was accidental but undetermined due to the extensive damage.
Four fire trucks and fifteen firefighters responded. The last firefighters left the scene at 3:07 PM.