Dust Collector Fire Breaks Out at Kuhn Krause Plant

Crews arrived at the firm’s Hutchinson, KS manufacturing site to find a laser CNC machine and an 80-cu-ft dust collector ablaze.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

September 10, 2021

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Image courtesy of Hutchinson Fire Department

Firefighters responded to the Kuhn Krause facility in Hutchinson, KS Thursday night after a fire ignited in a dust collection system and another machine, the Hutchinson Fire Department said in a release.

Called to the site around 8:50 p.m., emergency personnel arrived on scene to find flames in a laser CNC machine with an 80-cu-ft dust collector.

“Crews utilized multiple dry chemical fire extinguishers to hold the fire in check while power to the building was secured and turned off,” the fire department wrote. “All employees were evacuated from the building safely. The machine was isolated from the rest of the building electrical power system and ventilated due to the amount of smoke inside the building.”

Kuhn Krause is a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, including plows, tillage tools, fertilizer spreaders, and shredders.

About the Author(s)

John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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