KS Plastics Manufacturer a Total Loss

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 03:12 PM gHale

Flames totally engulfed a Quinter, Kansas plastics manufacturer after a fire broke out.

A Quinter, Kansas plastics manufacturer is a total loss and investigators from the state fire marshal’s office are working to determine the cause of the Sunday afternoon fire.

Just before 4p.m., crews responded to report of a fire at Formation Plastics, 101 Sunset Avenue in Quinter, said Sheriff Allan Weber.

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When crews arrived, the building was totally engulfed in flames and due to the nature of the work, the smoke was toxic, Weber said.

In addition to crews from Quinter, firefighters from Trego Grinnell and Grainfield responded to fight the fire. Officials from Thomas County and Trego County Emergency Management also provided flood lights so crews could put out the blaze.

The business make plastic items including seats for transport busses, items for circuit boards and other plastic parts. With all the plastic, the fire burned until the early hours of Monday, according to Weber.

The facility is a total loss, but there were no injuries in the incident.

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