GALLATIN, Mo. -- Firefighters from at least eight cities responded Wednesday afternoon to a large fire consuming several structures in the town square of Gallatin.
According to the Gallatin North Missourian, the fire broke out on the east side of the business square at a Shelter Insurance business office.
It then moved to a neighboring beauty shop business.
Firefighters from Gallatin, Jameson, Jamesport, Kaw Fire District, Cameron, Hamilton, Pattonsburg and Coffey were helping.
Gallatin is about an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of Kansas City, up I-35.
Black smoke and flames were visible. Gallatin Publishing Co./Gallatin North Missourian published several photos of the scene. Click here to see those images.