(Update 4:15 p.m.): Crews were still on scene several hours after the initial call as they finish dousing the blaze. Several crews from surrounding communities were called in to support local personnel.
There was only one instance of a minor injury. Higginsville Police Chief Shawn Smith, said the only information he had was possible smoke inhalation, but as far as he knew all firefighters were still on scene. There was a concern about the high level of dry sulfur inside the plant, but the blaze is considered to be under control and now all procedures will focus on insuring the fire is completely extinguished before the investigation can begin.
Officials have confirmed a fire in the 1300 block of 24th Street Terrace in Higginsville. Mutual aid from Corder, Dover, and Lexington responded around noon on Tuesday. The blaze is affecting the MFA Fertilizer Plant.
KMZU has received an unconfirmed report of an injured firefighter who was transported to the hospital.
Emergency crews are still on scene. KMZU’s Chelsea Wade is live on the scene. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.