The Hesston Fire Department was dispatched Thursday morning to Plant 2 of AGCO Corporation for a report of a fire.


The Hesston Fire Department was dispatched Thursday morning to Plant 2 of AGCO Corporation for a report of a fire.

Russ Buller, director of emergency services for the city of Hesston, said it was a small fire and easily contained once the department arrived on scene.

“A small acetylene tank, on the back of a maintenance scooter, caught fire when the torch was lit because of a gas leak near the regulator,” Buller said.

The fire was contained to the bottle of acetylene and no other damage was reported.

“It was a very small incident,” he said. “It could have been a lot worse.”