An abandoned building in Blue Springs that was once a bar and grill caught fire early Thursday.

Firefighters from the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District responded to the call at about 6 a.m. after a passerby noticed the flames at the building, in the 1400 block of Woods Chapel Road.

Ed Saffell, assistant fire chief, said crews responded quickly and rotated even faster due to the weather, which was extremely humid.

Saffell said the city, which owns the property, has had to put locks on the building several times to curtail vandals and trespassers. The building has been abandoned for about a year, Saffell, said and was once Wise Guys Bar and Grill.

The building had no electricity or gas or water. Fire officials are still trying to determine what happened.

There were no injuries and the building was destroyed.