‘It was kind of scary for a minute’: Park City resident describes massive warehouse fire

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Sedgwick County Fire is still investigating a massive warehouse fire that happened Friday night in Park City. KSN spoke to a neighbor who lives nearby and tells us there were some scary moments. 

“Me and my roommate and a few of his friends we were sitting out here on the porch,” said Brandon Tracey recalling the moment his Friday night at home with friends got interrupted.  

“We kind of heard like a loud boom, but it sounded a little bit distant so we weren’t too sure what it was,” said Tracey. “Then, we went in the house.” 

Until, they heard and felt the noise again. 

“Four or five minutes later there was a really loud boom like it shook the windows, I had some stuff fall off the shelves in my room here,” said Tracey. 

That’s when Tracy and his friends all walked outside and found flames. 

“Like big flames, through this tree line here it was just lit up,” said Tracey. 

Tracey says that’s when he called 911. Fire crews arrived to find a warehouse near West 59th Street and North Prospect Road fully engulfed in flames. Officials say the warehouse housed two businesses, Air Capitol Delivery and JF Electric. 

A fire too close for comfort. 

“Things were falling you could hear it hitting the tin roofs and stuff and the cars that’s when we kind of panicked then,” said Tracey. 

This was the view from a neighbor’s back yard Friday night watching the smoke and flames roll into the sky. Nervous, Tracey says they started packing up their belongings. 

“And then my neighbor here they had dogs and cats and they were putting them in the car in case we had to leave,” said Tracey. 

What caused the fire is still unknown. 

Tracey says he’s thankful for the fire crews quick response. 

“They got here pretty quick and got it done real quick and put us all at ease real quick, and we’re really thankful for it,” said Tracey.

Fire investigators say the explosions were most likely caused by a combination of semi-truck tires, aerosol cans, and propane bottles bursting due to the flames. 

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