Fire at Kellogg’s KS Cracker Plant
Monday, July 11, 2016 @ 05:07 PM gHale
An oven fire forced firefighters to battle a two-alarm fire Wednesday night inside the Kellogg’s plant in Kansas City, KS.
The fire call came in just after 9 p.m. The fire broke out on the third floor of the five-story building.
Workers quickly evacuated the building.
Two firefighters ended up treated for heat exhaustion, and one of them went to the hospital. There were no other injuries reported.
Kellogg Company spokesperson Kris Charles issued this statement:
“An oven fire began at approximately 9 p.m. [Wednesday], at our cracker plant in Kansas City. Production ceased and all employees were safely evacuated from the building. We currently are assessing the damage in order to determine next steps.”
Crews estimated the fire caused $1.5 million in damages and loss.
The fire remains under investigation.