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A smoky fire and a JCMO power outage


A couple thousand Jefferson City Ameren customers lost power Sunday morning. The outage hit parts of Highway 179, Truman Blvd, Industrial Drive and other west end areas. Power was back on before noon.

Investigators think a Jefferson City house fire was started in the home’s electrical system. Two people inside the home on Mesa Drive got out safely. No one was hurt. The fire started in the home breaker box.


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