Bales of recycled paper and other materials caught fire Monday morning at an outdoor storage area at Waste Management in Kansas City, Kan., temporarily shutting down a railroad track.
Kansas City, Kan., fire crews were on the scene for hours at 2404 S. 88th St. The site is near Kansas 32, or Kaw Drive, and Interstate 435.
Fire Chief John Paul Jones tweeted about the fire shortly after 8 a.m.
“The KCKFD-reported “general alarm” 2404 S. 88th St.,large fire in outdoor storage on grounds of Waste Management recycling, impinging on railroad tracks. Rail traffic will be temporarily shut down.”
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Wind complicated the firefighters’ efforts.
Jones tweeted about 9:30 a.m. that the fire was under control and the rail line reopened.