Cigs the culprit in Salina Pilot Flying J fire

By Land Line staff | 4/17/2015

Fire department investigators say improper disposal of cigarettes caused a fire that heavily damaged a Flying J truck stop on Wednesday, April 15, at Interstate 70 and Ohio Street in Salina, Kan.

They say cigarettes were being thrown in a five-gallon plastic bucket, which had water in the bottom but also contained trash that ignited. That fire set a plywood shed on fire, and the flames spread to the main building. There were no injuries.

A spokesman for Pilot Flying J said Friday they plan to reopen the truck stop but don’t know when.

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