The Pana Fire Department has dealt with a series of fires in the town over the past few months, with the most recent of which being two fires within days of each other that resulted in the deaths of three Pana residents. The department is stressing that the two fatal fires were accidental in nature, and are not connected to a string of arson attacks that have occurred throughout the city.
Pana Fire Chief Rod Bland spoke with Regional Radio News to speak on the fires. He wants to inform the public the rumors that have been going around are not true, and these past two fires are not connected to the arson attacks plaguing the town.
Fires that result in death can be a tough thing for a department to deal with, let alone two of them in several days. Bland says his team is helping each other with the tough situation the department and it’s firefighters are dealing with.