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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Two-Alarm Fire in a "Vacant School Building in Old Northeast KC-MO

A two-alarm assignment of about 14 KC-MO fire companies are battling a fire in a vacant elementary school at Independence Avenue and Quincy.

The fire was originally reported at 4:30 p.m. when two companies and a battalion chief assigned to Station 23 about 2 blocks west of the fire were sent to investigate smoke coming from the building.

When they arrived about a minute later- fire was reported coming from the roof of the 2-1/2/-story building and a regular alarm of 3 more companies responded.

Several minutes later- that "regualar alarm" response was upgraded to "a 1st-alarm-" bringing 2 additional companies.

At 4:48 p.m. a 2nd-alarm was ordered- sending in 5 more fire companies.

Two additional fire companies were sent to the scene at 5:04 p.m..

At 5:19 p.m.- all crews who were fighting the fire inside the building have been ordered to leave the interior- and this will be an exterior firefight with "heavy fire coming from the northwest roof area" of the building reported several minutes later.

So far- no injuries have been reported.

More as received....

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