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VIDEO: Firefighters Battle ‘Firenado’ in Missouri

19 Feb 2016, 12:51 pm

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 12.26.19 PM(2/19/16) – Near Kansas City MO – More than 100 firefighters from several agencies battled a grass fire Thursday in southern Platte County.

High winds spread flames across more than 1,300 acres of rural land by 3 p.m., said Richard Carrizzo, fire chief for the Southern Platte Fire Protection District.

The area has seen grass fires before, but Thursday’s blaze was unusually large, Carrizzo said. Deputy Chief Dean Cull Southern Platte Fire Protection District

Video: Southern Platte Fire Protection District

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