Police have shut-down 79th Street east of Spring Valley Road and west of Raytown Road while a bomb squad comes to the scene.
Nearby residences have also been evacuated.
The KC-MO companies were responding on this at 4:35 p.m. because of a house fire further to the south in Raytown.
That report came into Raytown emergency services about an hour earlier: fire in a house in the 8800 block of East 81st Terrace.
The fire caused considerable damage to a 1-story wood-frame house- occupancy of which is not yet known.
Five KC-MO fire companies with Raytown's 3 fire companies battled the fire in about 105-degree heat indices- but there are no reports of any firefighter injuries.