Emporia, Kansas 07 February 2024 — Emporia Fire Department was dispatched to 400 S. Weaver Street for a reported fire alarm. Upon arrival, fire crews were escorted to the northwest corner of the plant where it was noted that smoke was coming from vents at or near the 7th floor. First due in crews made entry and it was reported that a blower unit was on fire.
Fire crews deployed a 150’ hand line high rise pack and connected to the plants standpipe on the 7th floor. A quick attack and activation of the fire suppression system was a key factor in preventing the spread of the fire beyond the initial equipment involved. No injuries were reported in this incident. An estimated loss is unavailable at the time of this press release.
The cause was undetermined. The area of origin was a blower motor on the 7th floor.
The property owner is Hills Pet Nutrition.
Emporia Fire Department – Fire attack and incident stabilization
For questions, please contact the Emporia Fire Department at 620-343-4230.