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Sedgwick Foam Trailer Instrumental In Co-Op Fire

Posted 11/29/2017

By Pilar MartinSEDGWICK firefighters aim foam at the blaze of the MCK Co-op building in North Newton on Nov. 16. SEDGWICK firefighters aim foam at the blaze of the MCK Co-op building in North Newton on Nov. 16.

NORTH NEWTON—When the fire broke out at the MKC Co-op property in North Newton on Nov. 16, the Sedgwick Fire Department was called in to help. And they were asked to bring their foam trailer.

Sedgwick Fire Chief Sam Enterkin said his department was called out around 7:30 p.m. that evening. Enterkin and crew took Rescue 36, the foam trailer to the site.

Enterkin said when they got to the fire he learned that every time crews on scene stopped spraying water, the fire would start back up.

“The tin building was glowing a bright orange,” Enterkin said. “The building was full, clear to the top with bales of plastics and recyclables that were stored there.”

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