PARK CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Fire crews on scene of a massive fire at a Park City wood recycling plant are letting the fire burn itself out.

Local fire department worked through the night keeping the fire at Evergreen Recycle under control. 

The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night at the business near 53rd and Broadway. Flames from the fire could still be seen for miles Monday morning. Crews are fighting the fire from both ends. 

"As part of a coordinated effort to contain a fire that is consuming multiple piles of pallets and mulch, covering approximately 10 acres of the grounds, crews are employing aerial streams and brush units to ensure the fire does not spread," the Wichita Fire Department said... "Smoke from the fire will be moving from the north to the southeast, with the winds changing direction throughout the duration of the emergency."

 

Keenen Smith, Evergreen Recycle's public relations director said they're letting crews do what they need before they try to figure out how it started. 

"This is actually a shock to me, you know, and also to our staff and also to our city to be able to actually see something like this happened."

He said they have taken "the appropriate measures to be able to make sure that these things like this don't happen." Smith did not go into detail about those protocols. 

According to Evergreen's website, the plant builds, buys, and sells wooden pallets, mulch, and recycles tree limbs.

Smith said the facility was closed this weekend. No one was hurt.

Traffic was open along 53rd, but with crews still on site it's still best to avoid the area.

 


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A spokesperson for Evergreen Recycle says the fire is finally contained and there are no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. He says crews will be there for a significant amount of time getting the flames down and making sure it doesn't spread. 

 

Take a look at this incredible drone footage of the blaze captured by KAKE News: 

 


Fire crews from Wichita Fire Department and surrounding areas are working on a fire at Evergreen Recycle in Park City.

The fire, which was called in around 7:30 p.m., is in the 300 block of W. 53rd St. North. A large pile of wooden pallets and wood chips are on fire.

The Park City Police Department says that, until further notice, 53rd street is closed between Arkansas and Broadway.

People are being advised to avoid the area if at all possible.