NFD reports 182 hay bales on fire at Newkirk Sale Barn

October 5, 2020 | Featured|Headlines

NEWKIRK — Newkirk Fire Chief Adam Longcrier said the fire crews responded to the Newkirk Sale Barn at 8:30 p.m. Chestnut and First Street for a report of 182 bales fully involved.

Longcrier said a semi truck also caught fire and is a total loss.

as of 9:29 p.m. First Street, Chestnut and Pine are all blocked off at Main Street by Newkirk police and Kay County deputies.

“We have 90 percent of the fire out right now,” said Longcrier.  “We have multiple crews out here including Kildare, Riverroad and Dale Township.”

“It is going to be a smoldering mess for a while and there will be lots of smoke. We will be watching it.” Longcrier said no animals are injured and that the only property loss is the semi.

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