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Sunday, July 24, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Two-Alarm Apartment Building Fire With Rescues in Mission KS

The alarm came in a few minutes before 4 a.m. Sunday morning for a fire in an apartment building at The Falls Apartments at 6565 Foxridge Drive in western Mission KS..

The first-arriving fire company arrived at the complex at 4:02 a.m.- reporting "heavy fire showing from 3 stories of exterior balconies."

There are also a number of the building's occupants that are trapped- and the first fire companies are involved in rescues during the precious first few minutes at the scene.

A 2nd-alarm response is ordered- nearly 10 fire companies committed to the fire.

A "a 60-year-old female with smoke inhalation" was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center in serious condition by MEDACT-EMS.

At 4:43 a.m.- "2 victims" were reported found in a 3rd-floor apartment being searched by firefighters- but it was unclear if they were rescues or recoveries.

It was later confirmed that the 2 victims found- an adult male and female- were fatalities.

Just after 5 a.m.- a "34-year-old male firefighter" was being transported to Shawnee-Mission Medical Center due to heat exhaustion.

Several other firefighters were treated for symptoms of overheating on the fire scene with temperatures in the middle-80's.

At 6:21 a.m.- the fire was declared "out" by fire command.


Anonymous said...

Went on an alarm there once back in the 70's when this was a singles only aparment living.

In short a fire trap in my book unless they have really improved it. Very long halls few exits.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Looks like the 2 found in an apartment were fatalities.

That's 3 in 2 days in JoCo SD!

Anonymous said...

Yes I seen that some of these pf these old units are going to start getting scary and would not be surprised if both these fires are not heat related as in over worked fans and AC units.