Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Crane damaged in morning fire

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A fire at a local railroad yard in Kansas City, Kan., resulted in $700,000 worth of damage to a crane.

Firefighters responded to 720 S. 38th Street in KCK just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning on a fire call.

After arriving, they discovered a large railroad crane on fire.

"Crews were informed crane was being used to load semi-trailers onto railroad transport cars when the crane caught fire," said Craig Duke, KCKFD Deputy Chief. "The crane operator was able to exit crane control compartment safely. Crews were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes."

No one was hurt in the fire.