In the early morning hours of Nov. 29, 1988, security guards at a highway construction site in south Kansas City reported two arson fires: one in a guard's pickup truck and another in a trailer filled with a low-grade explosive called ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil). (The Star's investigation, along with earlier stories, interactive graphics and video, can be viewed at www.kansascity.com/firefighters.) Three days after the story ran, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri announced that he had requested that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct an independent review.
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