Electrical fire at Black and Veatch in Overland Park sends employees home for the day

Crews from Overland Park and Leawood fire departments were called just after 8 a.m. Monday to the 114th block of Lamar Avenue.

OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- No injuries were reported after an electrical  fire Monday morning at the Black and Veatch building.

Crews from Overland Park and Leawood fire departments were called just after 8 a.m. Monday to the 114th block of Lamar Avenue.

First units on the scene reported light smoke in the loading dock area. Building maintenance reported a fire in one of the building’s electrical control panels located on the first floor.

The building was later evacuated.

It took crews about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control.

Because the fire sprinkler system was keeping the fire in check, crews were able to isolate power to the effected panel.

Black and Veatch sent their employees home for the day while they work to access damage to the electrical systems.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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