Just after 11am emergency crew were called to the area of I-470 Highway and Raytown Road to assist KCFD with traffic in regard to a fire in the area. The fire is believed to have started as a mulch fire but is quickly spreading due to the winds and dry condition. Parts of the highway/roads are shut down.
The fire is spreading towards a residential area, Highview Estates, we are asking residents to evacuate for their safety. Officers are in the area and knocking on doors to let residents know.