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There were no details available from police at press time.
A building with "numerous" truck trailers is involved at 4900 Stillwell.
0020 CST UPDATE: It's been nearly 2-1/2-hours now since the 2159 CST initial alarm was sounded on what resulted to be a "5-alarm" fire at a pallet company's warehouse at 4900 Stillwell.
The fire still has not been officially declared under control- but is contained to the original fire building.
The flames- which at points shot several hundred feet into a huge billow of smoke- have destroyed that large building and has caused yet-unknown collateral damage to other properties.
There has been some off-duty callback of KC-MO firefighters to man reserve apparatus. At least 4 different fire departments are providing mutual-aid at the fire or in empty KC-MO firehouses.
If the fire is not bad enough- a head-on collision has been reported and confirmed on westbound M-152 at or near North Oak at 12:15am..
Multiple serious to critical injuries are reported- "4 people trapped in a car"- and a medical helicopter has been ordered.
Tune in KSHB-NBC-41 News at 5am for more details and video on both stories.
** KANSAS CAR CHASE ENDS IN CRASH IN KC-MO **
The suspect tried to elude several pursuing officers who spotted him in a blue Chevy Blazer northbound on I-35 near Johnson Drive around 3:05am. The chase went north on I-35 at speeds up to "90 mph" through KC-KS into KC-MO- around the west side of the Downtown loop to the north side.
The suspect headed eastbound on I-70- then tried to high-speed exit on Main street when- at 3:15am- he lost control. An arrest was officially made at 3:17am and the man went to a local hospital soon afterwards.
The 2 adult occupants escaped without injury and it took until 1:10 am to put the fire out.
That call came in around 3:45am- and no other information could be had.