July 02–The Kenedy Police Department and Fire Department responded to a fully engulfed building fire in the 300 block of U.S. 181 about 4:40 p.m. Sunday.
The building houses an oil fracking business and was previously a Walmart, Kenedy Police Chief Duane DuBose said.
Police and firefighters evacuated the building and the apartment complex behind it. DuBose said he believed the complex was completely evacuated.
No injuries had been reported as of 9 p.m., DuBose said.
The apartment building was full of smoke from the building fire but didn’t burn.
Law enforcement remained at the scene and were letting the building burn out as of 9 p.m.
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