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SJFD battles Southside blaze

SJFD responded to the scene shortly after 2 Wednesday afternoon

Posted: Nov 20, 2019 7:53 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2019 9:34 AM

(ST. JOSEPH. Mo.) A fire broke out at a Southside house on Wednesday afternoon near King Hill Ave. 

Fire crews responded to the house in the 5500 block of Swift Ave. around 2 p.m. 

SJFD said no one was living in the house at the time of the fire, and that it was recently deemed a dangerous home by the city.  

Fire inspectors on scene told KQ2, utilities were cut to the house Wednesday morning. They called the fire suspicious. 

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.  

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