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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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A very weak cold front has moved through Wednesday night and will continue to give us the chance for showers and thunderstorms across the area once again on Thursday night and Friday morning. Temperatures will remain in the low 90s through Saturday.
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