KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Up to 90 firefighters are battling a massive fire at a three-story furniture warehouse in western Kansas City.
Fire Chief Paul Berardi says no one was inside the building when the fire was reported Tuesday afternoon and he was not aware of any injuries.
Local media showed dark black smoke billowing from the warehouse at the location of Friday’s Only Furniture Outlet. Reports on social media indicated the smoke could be seen miles away.
The building’s owner told Berardi the warehouse is full of furniture but it wasn’t immediately clear if it was an active business.
The building is on a busy street lined with several restaurants and other businesses. Berardi says firefighters are working to ensure no embers spread to surrounding buildings.