Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison says he has turned over the investigation into the recent fires at the Independence Corporate Office to the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office.
The first fire occurred Friday afternoon on the north end of the fifth floor. Firefighters followed the smoke from the third floor to the fifth floor, where the fire was extinguished and smoke was cleared from the building.
The second fire occurred on the same floor on Monday afternoon. This time, the fire was discovered on the south end of the fifth floor.
Fire Chief Shawn Wallis says the fire was extinguished and smoke was cleared from the building using positive pressure fans. No injuries were reported, and offices in the corporate office building were cleared of staff and customers.