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Friday, June 11, 2010

CSW BREAKING: Critical Injuries in Grandview MO Apartment Fire

A fire broke out just after midnight in an apartment building in the 6200 block of East 129th Street in Grandview and the Grandview Fire department called for help from Kansas City.

The GFD arrived to find a working fire in the Greenfield Village townhomes around 12:10 a.m. and- at 12:14 a.m.- a child fire victim is located.

Two KC-MO EMS units are called as well as the 5 KC-MO Fire companies and a second burn victim is reported outside the building.

The child was described as a "2-year-old female-" her condition was very critical as she was being transported to Children's Mercy hospital.

This child later died at Children's Mercy.

The burn victim was the child's mother and she had suffered burns to her hands and minor smoke inhalation.

At 12:37 a.m.- there is reportedly an additional "4 children" who suffered (non life-threatening) smoke inhalation" in the fire- and 2 additional KC-MO EMS units were sent.

Also- at least three Grandview police officers and firefighters experienced minor smoke inhalation trying to rescue the infant girl.

The fire was under control as of this post- and the state fire marshal's report on the cause of the fire is pending.

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