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Monday, October 31, 2011

KC-KS Fire Department "Rookies" Take Over Overhaul at Warehouse Fire

A fire in a carpet recycling center in the 3200 block of North 7th Street Trafficway has been under control for several hours- but a working over of the debris from the fire continues...

The "general alarm" sounded about 4:45 a.m. Monday morning and 6 KC-KS fire companies responded to the address.

Sprinklers inside the large structure kept the flames in check- but produced heavy- toxic smoke that made it difficult for crews to locate the exact location ("seat") of the fire.

The incident was reported under control around 7:30 a.m.- but a few fire companies as well as cadets from a KC-KS fire academy class are going through the fire debris to extinguish all embers.

Just after 11:30 a.m.- a fire department officer found "a partial collapse" of the building in the rear- and ordered the remaining fire crews to "reposition" their efforts.

No one has been hurt in the firefight- with a cause and dollar-amount of damage done still to be determined by a fire investigator.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Man don't you know that is about the worst kind of fire to overhaul.

Wet very heavy stinky carpet.

One can only sudder at the thought of what nasty kind of fumes is coming off that stuff.

Hope overhaul crews are staying masked up.