Crews respond to front-end loader fire early Wednesday at Frito-Lay plant in south Topeka

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:11 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Crews responded to an early-morning equipment fire Wednesday at the Frito-Lay plant in south Topeka.

The blaze was reported at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday at the facility, located at 4236 S.W. Kirklawn.

Topeka Fire Marshal Todd Harrison said first-arriving crews found a Caterpillar front-end loader fully involved in flames.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and the scene was released back Frito-Lay personnel.

The only damage was to the loader, Harrison said.

The fire was declared out by around 4:30 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries.

Additional details weren’t immediately available.

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