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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Two Injured- One Critically in Cass County MO Mobile Home Fire

wo woman are being treated at a Metro Kansas City medical trauma center for smoke inhalation- and one is in critical condition- after a mobile home fire in the far south Metro early Sunday morning.

All West Peculiar Fire Protection District fire crews were called out at 3:22 a.m. for the fire that was reported "somewhere west of (the 6700 block of) East 239th Street" in a rural area of the county.

The first of the first-reponders arrived at 3:35 a.m. to report the fire "is near the (East Fork of the South Grand) river"- the mobile home "fully-involved" in flames- but at that time- "everybody" that was in the trailer was "outside." 

Help from other fire departments was requested and sent over the course of the fire to the scene or to an empty station:
Belton- South Metro- Central Cass- Dolan/West Dolan- and even a fire crew from Louisburg KS..

At 3:52 a.m.- the first indication of an injury is reported- and a Metro medical helicopter is dispatched to the scene.

The patient the chopper was sent for was flown back to a Kansas Metro trauma center- that patient being a female about 40-years-old with critical airway issues due to smoke inhalation after she was "found" inside the burning mobile home.

The second victim- also a female but age unknown- was taken by ground ambulance to the same hospital with more minor smoke inhalation problems.

The fire itself was reported under control at 4:44 a.m.- completely "out" at 5:22 a.m..

A state fire marshal will have to determine the cause of this fire.

Please watch KSHB NBC Action News at 8 a.m. for the latest updates on this story.


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