Appliance store gutted by fire on Raytown Road - KCTV5

Appliance store gutted by fire on Raytown Road

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Here is what the inside of Clark's Appliances looked like after the fire. (Raytown Fire Protection District) Here is what the inside of Clark's Appliances looked like after the fire. (Raytown Fire Protection District)
Significant damage was done to Clark's Appliances on Thursday. (KCTV5) Significant damage was done to Clark's Appliances on Thursday. (KCTV5)
A view of the outside of the appliance store. (Raytown Fire Protection District) A view of the outside of the appliance store. (Raytown Fire Protection District)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A fire caused significant damage to an appliance store at 63rd and Raytown Road on Thursday.

It all happened around 10 p.m. at Clark's Appliances.

Fire crews say they arrived to see a heavy dark smoke and that it escalated from there.

“They had to break the glass,” said Deputy Chief Mike Hunley. “Smoke came out sucked back in and the whole building ignited inside."

The fire was declared to be under control at 10:44 p.m.

No foul play is suspected, but what exactly caused it is still unknown.

The Raytown Fire Department and the Kansas Fire Marshal concluded it was an accidental fire. Engineers are looking into whether heating appliances could have sparked the flames. The fire did begin near a furnace. 

Fortunately, nobody was inside at the time of the fire, so no one was hurt. However, the building is gutted.

The store is a staple of the Raytown community that has been around since 1957.

Employees and neighbors were stopping by to look at the damage throughout the day on Friday.

Employees say the owner does have insurance.

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