Firefighter taken to hospital after battling fire

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Saturday’s heat is to blame for a Jackson County firefighter who was taken by ambulance after battling a fire.

The fire was at the intersection of 142nd and Road T….just east of US Highway 75.

A fire official tells Kansas First News a vehicle was carrying more than 50 bales of hay, when the vehicle’s brake overheated starting the fire.

One firefighter had heat exhaustion and had to be taken to a hospital.

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