The McPherson Fire Department investigation into the cause of the fire at O’Dell’s Laundry and Linen is inconclusive at this time.
Fire Chief Jeff Deal said this was due to the unsafe, unsound condition of the building.
“The insurance company will take the next step,” Deal said. “They will come in with heavy equipment and personnel trained for this sort of site and will do their best to find out what caused this fire.”
Deal said the fire department had been able to save the majority of the business’ clients’ property and products.
“We did a good job stopping the fire from reaching client materials,” Deal said, “and afterward, under our supervision, O’Dell’s was able to get [clothing] out of the building. They’re being very proactive in making sure the clients are being well-taken care of.”
At press time O’Dell’s owner Danny O’Dell said that he has no comment on the fire.