Crews battling large mulch fire on U.S. 40 near I-70, I-435

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fire crews were battling a large mulch fire on U.S. 40 near Interstates 70 and 435 early Thursday morning. 

Crews were called to the blaze at Missouri Organic Recycling at 7700 E. U.S. 40 around 5:15 a.m. 

Later Thursday morning, the fire was contained but continuing to burn. No injuries were reported, according to the Kansas City Fire Department.

U.S. 40 westbound was shut down from I-435 to Manchester Trafficway.  

The same company also had a mulch fire in February. It took fire crews days to extinguish the blaze. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 41 Action News for updates.

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