Crews fight large fire at west Wichita salvage yard

West Wichita salvage fire
West Wichita salvage fire(Wichita Fire Dept.)
Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Aug. 28 6 a.m. - Fire crews are still on scene Friday morning working to completely put out a fire at a salvage yard that started Thursday evening.

Crews said they have the fire contained.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Update: The Wichita Fire Department said 16 units responded to a salvage yard fire Thursday evening near 29th and Hoover Road in west Wichita.

The fire burned nearly a 50-yard area with cars stacked five-high, according to the fire department. A school bus was also involved. Fuel tanks were removed from the area.

Crews said water supply was their biggest challenge. There weren’t very many hydrants in the area and more than 1,000 feet of hose was laid down to get water to the fire.

Firefighters will remain on the scene overnight to keep the fire contained. No structures were involved and no one was hurt.

Fire continues to burn at the salvage yard. Cars are stacked more than 5 high in this area. Over 16 fire units are on...

Posted by Wichita Fire Department on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Multiple units are on the scene of a fire in west Wichita.

The Wichita Fire Department tweeted out Thursday evening asking people to avoid the area of 29th and Ridge Road/Hoover. They also shared photos of a large black smoke plume billowing from the fire.

Reports are that the fire is at a salvage yard.

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