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KCK scrapyard experiences fire Saturday morning

Crews battle stubborn scrap yard fire
Posted at 12:44 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 22:45:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Heavy smoke billowed into the skyline as firefighters battled a scrapyard fire Saturday morning in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK Fire Department crews were called shortly before 10:30 a.m. to River's Edge Scrap Management in the 800 block of South 26th Street.

KCK Assistant Fire Chief Morris Letcher said a three-story scrap pile caught fire, primarily of used cars parts, caught fire and crews were trying to separate the metal to put it out.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and scrap fires can be stubborn, but it was brought until control by noon.

No injuries or damage to surrounding structures was reported.