Large commercial fire shuts down portions of Hwy. 40 in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- A large commercial fire has shutdown portions of U. S. Highway 40 near Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Five stations of the Independence Fire Department responded Friday morning to the fire classified as a "fully-involved commercial structure."

The shop is an auto shop. 

Traffic is encouraged to avoid the area.

Firefighters discovered heavy fire when arriving, the city says. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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