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Friday, February 25, 2011

MetroRegion K.C. News: Major Fire Burns Business in Nevada MO

A fire has consumed a Nevada auto parts store- reports the NEVADA (MO) DAILY MAIL online.

Nevada is about 75 miles south of Downtown KC-MO on U.S. 71 highway.

A 2-block area was reportedly evacuated due to a threat of explosions from acetylene tanks inside the NAPA store in the 300 block of East Walnut near the town's square (see photo below- courtesy of Chris Hacker & KOAM-TV via SuperDave).

The DAILY MAIL also reported that as of 6  p.m. Friday evening- the fire had spread to a building to the west of the NAPA store (building to the right in the GOOGLE Street View image).

Calls made by CSW to the non-emergency telephone number of the Nevada Fire department for further details on the fire went unanswered as of 9 p.m..


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