A fire has broken out at 1204 SW Jefferson St. in Lee’s Summit, the address of C K Enterprises Inc.
C K Enterprises is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and detergent, including car wash equipment, according to its website. The facility is approximately 80,000 square feet.
The Lee’s Summit Fire Department released a statement saying heavy smoke and flames were issuing from the northwest corner of the large manufacturing facility.
The building was being evacuated when firefighters arrived. The department responded at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. By about 9:20 a.m., the fire was contained to the outside of the building. A spark probably ignited a 1,000-gallon tank, officials said.
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It is unknown whether injuries have occurred at this time.
The Kansas City Fire Department’s hazardous materials unit has been dispatched to the address.
The company employs about 80 workers.