Plaza fire news conference: Fire chief updates media on blaze at JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 100 firefighers battled a massive blaze sparked by an apparent explosion at a popular restaurant on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, the fire chief said in a late-evening news conference.

Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi says about 65 fought the fire itself, while another 25 to 30 checked neighboring businesses  and homes for fire damage.

To see video of Berardi's entire news conference, watch the media player above.

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