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Monday, February 28, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Working Fire in a South KC-MO Apartment Building

The fire's at an apartment building in the 11700 block of Holliday Drive- near the intersection of Blue Ridge and Longview Road in the Ruskin Heights area.

The alarm sounded for 5 fire companies at 4:06 p.m.- another pumper added at 4:08 p.m.- and upgraded another company and battalion chief when a "working fire response" was ordered at 4:10 p.m..

That's when Pumper 42 arrived and saw "heavy smoke showing from the 1st- floor of a 2-story apartment building.

A minute later- a person was reported "trapped" in a 2nd-floor apartment.  That person is reported to be a very heavy-set female- and the firefighters decided to "hold her in place" or in her apartment- "until the smoke clears."

It appeared this female will need emergency transport to a medical facility according to fire scene radio comms.

However- the woman refused any trip to the hospital it was reported at 4:38 p.m..

Three EMS units have been sent and/or on-scene and at 4:20 p.m.- the fire's been declared "under control."

No one else was harmed in this fire and the cause is currently under investigation.

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