After-hours fire at LS nail salon caused by electrical malfunction

July 26, 2013 

An electrical malfunction inside a nail manicuring station caused a Lee’s Summit nail salon to close.

According to the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, at 6:40 p.m. July 25 fire personnel responded to a reported structure fire at Nails USA, 410 S.W. Ward Rd.

A neighboring business and passerby reported a fire inside the nail salon that had just closed for the day.

When the fire department arrived, there was nothing visible from the outside of the one-story strip shopping center. The business was closed, but smoke and fire were visible on the inside. Firefighters were able to access the business and quickly extinguish a small fire at a manicure station.

A search of the space confirmed that it was unoccupied. The fire was under control by 6:52 p.m.

Fire damage was contained to the manicuring station with smoke damage throughout the remainder of the business. Only a minor amount of smoke made it into the neighboring businesses. Firefighters removed the smoke from the neighboring tenants and the business of origin. All of the neighboring businesses were able to be reoccupied.

An investigation determined the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction inside of one of the nail manicuring stations.

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