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Thursday, April 15, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire With People Trapped in Parkville MO is Minor

ll companies of the Southern Platte County Fire Protection District (SPFD) and 4 from the KC-MO Fire department responded to a reported fire in an apartment in the building at 11008 Northwest Lema.

The alarm was sounded at 1:28 p.m. Thursday afternoon and 2 minutes later- the SPFD dispatcher told responding units that there was "possibly 2 people trapped" in one of the apartments.

At 1:31 p.m.- KC-MO Fire sends a regular alarm response of 3 pumpers and a ladder truck to the Lema incident. 

The first SPFD engine to arrive at 1:32 p.m. reported "nothing showing" on the outside of the building- but "blackened windows" on some first-floor apartments.

The "trapped" person is led out and light to moderate smoke conditions are reported by fire interior crews on the 1st and 2nd floors and it's not until 1:39 p.m. that it's determined it's a "possible fire in the basement."

By 1:49 p.m.- whatever was burning is "out-" it appears IF anyone was injured that the injuries are very minor as is this seemingly 'why bother?' incident.

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