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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Cause of Fire at Phelp's Hog Heaven Ruled Undetermined

Phelps Hog Heaven
The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office and Coffeyville Police and Fire Departments have completed the investigation of the fire at Phelp’s Hog Heaven and ruled the cause as undetermined. “Unless a specific cause of a fire can be determined, they are officially ruled undetermined,” stated Fire Chief Bob Roesky. “This fire was accidental in nature,” he said.

Just before 6 a.m. this morning, CFD was dispatched to 511 W. 11th Street. The fire, which began at the southwest corner of the building near the smoker area had traveled under the eaves and into the attic area. Due to numerous renovations to the building, the fire moved between two ceilings and to the center of the building.

The ladder truck was used to cut vent holes into the roof to locate the fire and stop it from moving further north through the attic. Off duty fire personnel, South Coffeyville Fire Department along with Coffeyville Resources Fire Department assisted with locating the fire in the attic space.
“We had the fire under control in 1 ½ hours and extinguished in two,” said Roesky. “Fire personnel were able to keep the fire to the south portion of the attic, however, there is extensive smoke and water damage to the interior of the restaurant.”

There were no injuries reported. Damage to the building, owned by Rick and Carol Phelps, is estimated at $85,000.

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