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Firefighters put out large trash fire on southside of St. Joseph

Firefighters put out a large trash fire on the southside of St. Joseph Thursday night.

Posted: Jan 4, 2019 2:06 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2019 2:06 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Firefighters put out a large trash fire on the southside of St. Joseph Thursday night.

People reported seeing a massive fire next to the railroad tracks around 10 p.m., Thursday near King Hill Avenue and Lake Boulevard. St. Joseph Fire Department put out the blaze but smoke could be seen blanketing the Stockyards hours after.

According to SJFD, the area is an illegal dumping site and the fire looked large because it fed on the trash in the area.

Firefighters on the scene said the fire looked worse than it was and that there were no injuries.

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The forecast for tomorrow will be very similar to yesterday: cooler, hazy, and sunny. The hazy sky is a result of the wild fires out to the west of us. Tonight should be cool as well with lows in the lower 60s and calm winds. Dry and sunny conditions continue into next week as temperatures stay seasonal. Highs look to stay in the 80s until midweek and the humidity will be moderate, feeling a lot more comfortable than last week.
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