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Monday, May 24, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire With Injuries in Near-Northeast Kansas City MO

t 11:17 a.m.- KC-MO Fire ladder Truck 3 reports "smoke coming from the roof of a 2-story apartment building" at "Independence Avenue and Prospect."

Truck 3 was there on an "investigation-" and immediately orders a full alarm response.

There's reported to be "burn victims" at this fire- with "heavy fire going through the roof" of the apartment building.

You can hear screaming on radio transmissions- with at least "2" burn victims reported at 11:23 a.m..

At 11:24 a.m.- one FD units reports a building's occupants reports "missing a child" here.

At 11:28 a.m.- a "2nd-alarm" was sounded- and 5 more companies join the six KC-MO fire companies already on-scene.

The first fire victim is transported at 11:33 a.m. to Children's Mercy hospital (CMH/MC): "an approximately 18-month-old female with soot around her nose and all over" her body.

The child was "breathing normally" but the child's condition could be described as serious.

At 11:34 a.m.- fire command reports the fire "under control" with at least 2 apartments in the building having burned with some extention of the fire to "the building to the north" of the fire building.

At 11:36 a.m.- another child is enroute to CMH/MC: "a 4 to 5-year-old" with soot all over their body- with "CPR in progress" and in critical condition.

At 11:38 a.m.- a KC-KS fire company is sent to an empty KC-MO fire station for a mutual-aid fill-in..

At 11:43 a.m.- another fire department EMS unit is transporting "a 27-year-old male" who suffered "smoke inhalation" and "2 lacerations" suffered escaping the fire to Truman Med Center-Hospital Hill (TMC/West) in serious condition.

At 11:48 a.m.- a FD-EMS unit transports the last injury from the fire: "a 25-year-old female" suffering smoke inhalation- some "small abrasions- 1st-degree burns" and singeing of her body hair" also to TMC/West. Her condition could also be considered serious.

Searches of the fire apartments have NOT revealed any additional victims- and this incident is under investigation.

To recount on this 11:55 a.m. update- at least 4 are injured- including 2 children- in this apartment building fire near Independence Avenue and Prospect.

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