Update: No injuries after semi hits gas pumps in Adair, causing a fire


June 5th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Photo by Ric Hanson/KJAN)

Four area fire departments were called to assist Adair Fire, after a semi struck a gas pump, sparking a fire at the Kum & Go, at around 2:45-a.m. today (Friday), in Adair. No injuries were reported. Fire officials report the semi hit the diesel/gas pump, causing electrical wires to spark and ignite. Kum and Go employees were able to act quickly and perform the emergency shutdown, which authorities says helped tremendously.

Photo from the Adair & Guthrie County EMA Facebook page

Within a few minutes, Adair Fire was on scene and was able to get a quick knockdown on the flames, and preventing the fire to reach any nearby buildings. Due to water tower maintenance, water pressure was low, so several area departments were called-in to bring in their tanker trucks and other equipment. Among the agencies assisting at the scene, was the Anita, Casey, Greenfield and Stuart Fire Departments, Adair County Ambulance, the Adair County Sheriff’s Department, Adair Police, and Richter and Son Towing. (Images below are from the Adair Fire & Rescue Facebook page)