KCK fire crews respond to fire at Kellogg’s Keebler snack plant

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion following a fire at the Kellogg's Keebler snack plant in Kansas City, Kan., late Wednesday night.

There were 120 employees inside the  plant when the fire broke out. It was later upgraded to a two alarm fire around 9:20 a.m.

It appears that the fire may have started in an oven.

The plant makes Cheez-Its and Flipsides.

"You've got a $60-million facility here," Chief John Paul Jones. "I think one of the supervisors mentions for every 24-hours they're shut down it's a $1 to $2-million operation, as far as operation loss."

There were at least 17 firetrucks and 54 firefighters on the scene.

The fire affected about one-third of the manufacturing section of the building.

While most of the fire crews were cleared by midnight, it's not clear just how much of the plant has reopened but they were going to do it in stages.