SJFD Respond to Vacant Structure Engulfed in Flames

The St. Joseph Fire Department responded to a structure fire on south 17 and Lafayette Streets Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Nov 26, 2017 6:24 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2017 11:27 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) The St. Joseph Fire Department responded to a structure fire on South 17th and Lafayette Streets Sunday afternoon.

The department said the structure was heavily engulfed in flames before they arrived on scene just before 3 p.m. 

Neighbors said flames could be seen shooting from the home, before the front side of the structure collapsed.

SJFD confirmed the structure was vacant.

Surrounding homes suffered minor damage from the smoke, according to SJFD.

The Fire Department said the cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation.

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