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Fire displaces family Sunday afternoon

Strong winds created a tougher challenge for firefighters to extinguish the flames.

Posted: Mar 8, 2021 12:08 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2021 9:23 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) St. Joseph fire crews battled a blaze at a home in the 3300 block of Duncan St. Sunday afternoon. 

An SJFD fire inspector said the fire started outside of the home, the cause was undetermined. 

A family lived inside of the home and was able to get out unharmed according to the inspector.

Sunday's weather provided an added challenge for firefighters as they were trying to put the flames out.

"Once the fire got started, the wind drove the fire basically into the house from the outside up into the attic it was a little difficult to get out there for a while." Rob Blizzard, SJFD fire inspector said.  

The fire was able to spread quickly throughout the home due to strong winds. Blizzard said that the family is receiving help from the American Red Cross.

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Temperatures have dropped down below freezing for many this morning with mostly clear skies creating a few areas of frost. Today temperatures will struggle to warm up again into the upper 40s and lower 50s with a mix of sun and clouds. Tonight temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s again providing another frosty morning on Thursday. Southerly winds will return on Thursday helping to slowly warm temperatures back up into the upper 50s. Most of the day Thursday will be dry but rain chances will start to increase after about 6 PM. Rain chances will continue for the first half of the day Friday before moving out of our area. The weekend looks comfortable and spring like with temperatures in the 60s and 70s under mostly sunny skies. The warm up continues into next week with highs in the 70s and 80s on Monday.
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