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Emporia, KS

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Small utility fire develops near ESU Earl Center

Westar Energy is handling a small utility fire that developed outside Emporia State University's Earl Center on Tuesday morning.


Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Rex Fisher says a piece of wire covering on a power pole outside the building at 1601 State was on fire when crews arrived shortly after 6:30 am.

Fisher says the breaker was tripped during the incident. The cause is unclear.

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