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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vacant Apartment Building Burns in Northeast Kansas City- Firefighter Slightly Injured

ive companies of the KC-MO Fire department rolled out at 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning to a reported apartment building on fire at 3512 Independence Avenue in old Northeast part of the city.

Flames could be seen in the rear of the 2-story structure by the first-arriving fire companies at 2:37 a.m. and they called for help.

By the time the flames had been brought under control at 3:05 a.m.- at least 10 KC-MO fire companies were at the scene- the equivalent of a 2-alarm fire.

During overhaul of the vacant structure- a firefighter suffered a "minor injury" as reported at 3:32 a.m.- and that firefighter was taken by chief's car to a Metro hospital.

No other injuries were reported- and the "suspicious" origin fire is under investigation.

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