One dead after semi fire southwest of Emporia

By Chuck Samples and Brandon Peoples
KVOE – Feb. 13, 2018

Photo by Brandon Peoples

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The Kansas Turnpike Authority has confirmed one person has died as part of a crash and fire southwest of Emporia on Tuesday.

Law enforcement and rescue crews from several agencies were called to Kansas Turnpike mile maker 119, eight miles southwest of Emporia, around 8:30 am after a semi crashed and caught fire, also leading to a grass fire north of the crash site.

Early indications are a semi crashed at mile marker 119, or roughly eight miles southwest of Emporia. The crash apparently led to a fire that destroyed the cab of the semi and also became a grass fire that spread north of the site.

Lyon County deputies and Kansas High Patrol have been on scene since before 9 am. Also, firefighters and rescue units from Emporia, Olpe, Chase County and Matfield Green were initially called to help with the call.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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