Hutchinson in Reno County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hutchinson Gas Crisis
Gas escaping under pressure from storage facilities 4 miles away traveled underground and emerged through the open well inside the building. The gas ignited, producing a large explosion and initiating the Hutchinson Gas Crisis on January 17, 2001. City employees, public safety officials, and non-profit organizations worked tirelessly to determine the nature and source of the gas, and to ensure the safety of Hutchinson residents. The land for this parking lot was donated to the city by owners of the destroyed businesses - Decor Party Supplies and Hayes Sight & Sound.
Location. 38° 3.218′ N, 97° 55.998′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hutchinson KS 67501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coliseum Hotel and Saltwater Natatorium (here, next to this marker); Reno House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strand Theater (about 400 feet away); Stallman Block (about 400 feet away); European Hotel Wiley Building (about 500 feet away); Bussinger Clothiers (about 500 feet away); Krous Building (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutchinson.
Also see . . .
1. The gas crisis that rocked Hutchinson. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Hutchinson, Kansas: A Geologic Detective Story. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Hutchinson, Kansas, Response Project. (Submitted on February 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Disasters •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.