Firefighters battled raging blaze at pawn shop in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Firefighters battled a large blaze at a pawn shop near Belmont and Freemont avenues Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Mo.

The fire started around 6 a.m. at National Pawn Shop. Firefighters believe the fire started in a crawl space in the attic.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters said their main concern was ammunition inside the building. Crews created a "water barrier," meaning they dumped a lot of water where the ammunition is to ward off any flames. Firefighters managed to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings.

Thirteen fire units battled the two-alarm fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

National Pawn Shop fire


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