Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Church destroyed by fire last night in Fort Scott Kansas

On Monday, 8/29/22 at approximately 9:12 pm, Fort Scott Police Department, Fort Scott Fire Department, and Bourbon County EMS responded to St Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Scott for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the church was in-fact on fire with heavy smoke and flames emitting from the SE corner of the structure.

Fort Scott Fire Department, with assistance from Nevada Fire Department, Scott Township Fire Department, Bourbon County Rural District 3 Fire Department, and Arma Fire Department battled the blaze until the early morning hours today.
The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by the state fire marshal’s office, along with local fire investigators.
One Fort Scott Firefighter sustained a minor injury. He was treated and released from the Via Christi E.R. No other injuries are known.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the parishioners of St Mary’s Church, and the members of our community who have been affected by this tragedy.
All official updates on this case will be posted to the Fort Scott Fire Department Facebook page, as well as the Facebook & Twitter accounts for the Fort Scott Police Department.

FSFD Chief Dave Bruner

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