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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Fires- Falls and Floods Keep Metro Fire Departments Busy

Temperatures that have stayed below 20-degrees for more than 48 hours along with the blizzard- 8 to 14-inches of snow- have been keeping area fire departments hopping.

Currently- Holt firefighters are assisting Kearney MO firefighters battle a house fire in Kearney that was reported at 2:15 p.m. this afternoon.

Said to have started due to defective electrical- the fire has heavily-damaged a lived-in house in the 1100 block of Martin Circle.

No injuries reported and the Red Cross was called for the unknown number of people that live there.

Of course the 4-alarm fire at the elementary school in Olathe KS around 6 this morning that was declared under control nearly an hour after fire crews first arrived..

Fire investigators are still trying to determine a cause in the blaze- POSSIBLY the result of a break-in.

KC-MO fire crews spent more than an hour extricating a man who had fallen off a ladder in a confined space in the World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial.

Fire crews got the call at 11:32 a.m.- and didn't get the man removed until 12:38 p.m..

The patient's injuries were not life-threatening.

KC-MO crews also had to deal with a water main break at Truman Road and Walnut Thursday morning.

About a dozen businesses lost water and/or water pressure while the main was shutoff and is now being repaired.

Other minor house fires were reported in Overland Park KS- Raytown- KC and Grain Valley MO today.

There have been slightly more than the usual volume of medical calls area-wide as well.

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