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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Independence MO Fire Department Busy With Fires

Two fires drained the resources of the IFD beginning late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

The first fire began around 11:30 p.m. in a former Dairy Queen building at U.S. 24 highway and Allen Road.

At least 6 fire companies battled the flames for about an hour before the battle's declared under control.

Heavy damage is reported there- but no reports of injuries.

The fire companies here didn't leave until around 1:45 a.m. Sunday- and the fire flared up again briefly around 2:15 a.m.- requiring the return of a few crews.

Fire number two was in a house in the 400 block of East College.

Five IFD companies rolled on this call at 12:16 a.m.- and found a fire in the walls of a story and a half house that had spread to the attic.

Firefighters here not only had to deal with a spreading- concealed fire- but also reportedly an occupant of the house who refused to leave the burning structure.

Police were called at 12:32 a.m.- and officers removed that person to a safer location.

It took at least 45 minutes to bring the fire under control- and heavy damage was done to the residence.

No medical transports from this scene either according to American Medical Response (AMR)-EMS.

Cause of the fire was officially under investigation- but unofficially it was possibly a defective fireplace.

The Fort Osage Fire Protection District filled-in at least one IFD station during the fires.

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