Officials in Girard still do not have an answer as to what caused a two-block area to be cordoned off late Thursday night.

Officials in Girard still do not have an answer as to what caused a two-block area to be cordoned off late Thursday night.


On Friday, Girard Fire Chief Dustin Johnson said that testing early Friday morning had not revealed what was the cause of an ‘unknown odor’ in the area near downtown Girard.


“They ran some tests but the tests have not come back confirming anything,” Johnson said. “The test was not pure enough to get an absolute positive test.”


Members of the Regional Haz-Mat team out of Coffeyville were dispatched along with the Girard Fire Department, Girard Police Department, City of Girard crews, Crawford County Emergency Medical Services and Crawford County Sheriff’s department.


The area that was sectioned off encircled the Craw-Kan auxillary building on South Summit St. a block north of downtown Girard.


For more on this story, see Saturday's issue of The Morning Sun.