Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fire at manufacturing plant causes $50K worth of damage


A fire at a manufacturing plant at 2100 Kansas Avenue has caused $50,000 worth of damage.

The fire was reported to the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department late Tuesday night. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

According to Kansas City, Kan., Deputy Chief and Public Information Officer Craig Duke, employees had evacuated the plant during the fire.

Duke also said the fire was electrical.

"All employees had self evacuated," Duke said. "Crews found the machine used in the manufacture of cardboard packing boxes had caught fire. Crews were able to disconnected power to the machine. Fire was under control within seven minutes."

No major damage was done to the building itself.

Over $50,000 worth of contents were damaged, however.

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