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Thursday, February 16, 2012

North Kansas City Firefighters Earn Their Pay Thursday Morning

Those few who complain that firefighters sit around their stations all day and sleep on the job MIGHT be satisfied that North Kansas City firefighters did their jobs early Thursday morning...


Around 3:45 a.m.- both stations of the NKCFD responded to a fire at the French Quarter Apartments at 1600 Orleans Circle- just northwest of the Interstate 29/35 and Armour Road intersection in that Northland industrial city.


Arriving the fire crews found people trapped on outside balconies by heavy smoke in the building- then found a female in an inside hallway unconcious- reportedly from "smoke inhalation-" according to the story from KSHB 41News.

Although the fire crews were no doubt somewhat delayed by the rescues- the fire- reportedly in "a basement storage area-" was quickly knocked down and extinguished before it could spread throughout the rest of the 2-story building.


The woman was taken to North Kansas City Hospital in unknown condition- but no other injuries were reported while the American Red Cross helped to re-locate those residents rendered temporarily homeless by the fire. 

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