Local machine shop and equipment a total loss after fire

ESKRIDGE, Kan. (KSNT) – Fire crews were on scene of a barn fire in Wabaunsee County near the town of Eskridge Wednesday morning.

The property managers in the 15000 block of Mission Valley Road called 911 at 5:17 a.m. to report the fire. Eskridge Fire, Harveyville Fire and Dover Fire responded along with AMR and Wabaunsee County Sheriff deputies.

When crews arrived around 5:38 the structure was fully engulfed in flames.

The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

The structure was a machine shop and stored multiple pieces of agriculture equipment, according to the sheriff’s office. The building and all of the equipment are reported to be a complete loss.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time and is currently under investigation by the Kansas Fire Marshal.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

The estimated amount of damage is estimated to be well over $100,000.

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