Viewer Video Shows Fire Tearing Through Vacant Home

Video shot by a passerby shows flames shooting out of the roof of the home.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 4:02 PM
Updated: Nov 27, 2017 4:05 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The cause of a fire at an abandoned home remains under investigation by the St. Joseph Fire Department.

Firefighters were called out to the home at 17th and Lafayette around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Video shot by a passerby shows flames shooting out of the roof of the home.

Firefighters were able to knock the fire down.

The smoke and flames caused minor damage to neighboring homes.

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