Fire burns Mid Kansas Auto Auction in Hays

hays auto auction fire - courtesy Nick Schwien Hays Daily News_297811

HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) – A fire burned the Mid Kansas Auto Auction in Hays on Sunday. Around 2:40 p.m., the Ellis County Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 700 block West 48th Street.

When fire crews arrived, fire and heavy smoke coming from the two south bays. Due to the amount of fire, size of the building and temperature, the Hays Fire Department was requested to provide mutual aid.

it took crews nearly six hours to get the fire under control.

The fire investigation was turned over to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office.

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