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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.

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  • Jules

    sorry, but all of those flames are coming out of Shelter Insurance which was adjacent to State Farm. Eileen’s beauty shop is to the south of Shelter and next to Flowers Unlimited. Though there was no one in the apartment upstairs, they did own the building and they lost their home. I am saddened for all of those effected. I couldn’t help but tear up as I drove around my hometown square today…so many memories up in smoke, but so thankful to God for sparing lives today.

  • Bonnie

    Sad day when I heard this. My grandmother, Mary Frazier owned this beauty shop as far back as I can remember. Many many good memories from the time I spent there. After her death Eileen who worked with her bought the shop. Such a loss – I’ll miss seeing it when I visit there. Thanks to all that helped to try and save it.