Explosion, fire destroy Steak’M Take’M cheesesteak restaurant in KC

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion before a fire destroyed a popular cheesesteak restaurant. The fire was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Steak’M Take’M restaurant at 8729 Blue Ridge Blvd., in south Kansas City.
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Neighbors reported hearing an explosion before a fire destroyed a popular cheesesteak restaurant. The fire was reported about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Steak’M Take’M restaurant at 8729 Blue Ridge Blvd., in south Kansas City.

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