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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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It was a snowy and cold day across the area with 2-6 inches of snow found across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Temperatures will fall into the teens and single digits overnight. Be very careful on the roads Sunday morning, slushy and wet roads will refreeze with the cold temperatures overnight. Sunshine returns on Sunday with temperatures staying right around average in the mid 30s. Dry conditions look to continue into next week. Temperatures will warm through Tuesday with highs back in the 40s before a cold front moves through mid week dropping temperatures back into the teens and 20s.
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