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Saturday, October 01, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Fatality- Critical Burn Victim in KC-KS House Fire

A house fire in central Kansas City KS has produced 2 victims.

The fire was dispatched at 5:38 a.m. Saturday morning in the 300 block of North 31st Street.

The first arriving pumper reported "fire showing from the front of a 1-story house" upon arrival at 5:41 a.m. and a minute later- Pumper 11 reported "a burn victim."

That victim- "a 42-year-old female with 35 to 45% coverage of 2nd-degree burns" has been transported to an area medical trauma center.

Meanwhile- a 2nd victim was found by firefighters inside the burning house at 5:53 a.m..

That victim is reportedly deceased and is reported to be a 3-year-old male child.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

2 comments:

The Observer said...

Heads should roll after this one.

Reports were that, one, there were no working smoke detectors. That made number two worse: that what appears to be a modest single family dwelling was apparently hacked up into tiny apartments, making it difficult for FFs to search properly. Question: were the apartments properly vetted by the city and subject to the usual inspections, etc.?

Condolences to the family...apparently the mom tried to rescue the child but was repelled by the fire.

Groucho K. Marx said...

I imagine there be some sort of inquiry re the landlord- but I doubt there'll be anything more than a fine if that.

It was sad to listen to this incident unfold T.O..

I make digital recordings of the scanners during my shifts- and I may go back this week and listen again.

I hope the mother makes it and my condolences to the family and friends of the victims.