One dead after semi fire southwest of Emporia

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

Photo by Brandon Peoples


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
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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