Hot brake drum leads to vehicle fire call at Flying J

Emporia firefighters were called to Flying J, 4215 West US Highway 50, for a vehicle fire report early Thursday. Emporia firefighters were called to Flying J, 4215 West US Highway 50, for a vehicle fire report early Thursday. KVOE News file photo

A reported vehicle fire at Emporia's west edge turned out to be less of an issue than first thought.


Firefighters were called to Flying J at 4215 West US Highway 50 shortly before 6:30 am Thursday. Fire Capt. Jesse Taylor says a hot brake drum developed on a UPS semi as it pulled into the service station parking lot. The driver then reported the incident as a vehicle fire.

No injuries were reported. Truck damage appears limited to the affected brake drum.

6:35 am Thursday: Flying J site of reported vehicle fire

Emporia fire crews are on the scene of a reported vehicle fire on the west edge of town.


Firefighters were called to Flying J, 4215 West Highway 50, shortly before 6:30 am Thursday.

Further details are currently pending. We'll keep you posted on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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