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Midtown Fire Burns Through Garage, Damages Homes

A fire in St. Joseph's midtown destroyed a garage and shed while damaging surrounding homes.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 7:44 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) St. Joseph Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire to break out in St. Joseph's midtown.

Around 5:00a.m. Thursday morning, fire crews were called to the area of Penn and South 23rd Street.

There, they found a garage and shed fully enveloped in flames.

According to the chief on scene, the fire was out by 6:30a.m.

A pickup truck outside the garage was a total loss and two neighboring houses were damaged.

No injuries were reported, but one person did refuse treatment for smoke inhalation.

The owner of the house was already in the hospital before the fire started.

The fire department continues to investigate.

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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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