Fire Forces Evac at KS Plastics Maker

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 @ 11:08 AM gHale

A fire started in a dust collector at the Reiloy USA facility in Wichita, KS, July 24 forcing workers to evacuate the building, officials said.

Sedgwick County and Wichita fire crews got the call to the 12,000 block of West 53rd Street.

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Crews said the fire started in a dust collector, and did not spread very far. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, however fire crews were rotated several times because of the heat. No one suffered an injury in the blaze.

Capt. Kevin Nelson with the Sedgwick County Fire Department said a dust collector outside the building caught fire and smoke vented into the building.

Reiloy USA is a plastics manufacturer. No damage estimate has been made available.

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