For close Sunday readers, we present this metaphor for life in Kansas City right now. 

There's a garbage fire that local first responders are trying to control. 

Check the deets . . . 

"Crews worked on the scene for over 24 hours to contain the fire, which is still burning as of Sunday afternoon.

"According to the fire department, they have received several calls about the scene, which is right on the KCMO and Grandview. The fire is on the KC side and being handled by their crews.

"The fire was originally about an acre in size according to the fire department. The property is about nine acres in total. They're unsure of how the fire started."

Here's why the blaze persists . . . 

"Because of the site's history as a dump, there are layers of asphalt, debris, tree clippings and brush on the site causing the heavy smoke. Strong winds on Sunday afternoon are not helping with the smoke and ash in the area." 

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

KCFD crews monitoring debris fire near Grandview/KCMO city line burning since Friday

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City fire crews are continuing to monitor a fire that has been burning since Friday. The fire started on Friday on a private property along Martha Truman Road. The property used to be a city dump, Jason Spreitzer with KCFD said.