Dryer causes fire at Peculiar truck stop

bbashioum@demo-mo.comAugust 22, 2014 

Firefighters were called to the Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza in Peculiar after a dryer caught fire on Aug. 15.

West Peculiar Fire Protection District crews responded at 11 a.m. to the report of a commercial structure fire at the truck stop, located at 700 S. J Highway.

Western Cass Fire and Harrisonville Fire also assisted.

Investigators said a fire sprinkler activated and contained the fire to the room where a dryer caught on fire.

The damage was estimated at $2,000. No injuries were reported.

“The sprinkler system saved the building from additional fire damage,” said West Peculiar Fire Protection District Captain Ryan Jensen.

Firefighters have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.

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