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Friday, March 02, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire With Rescues- Injury in Northeast Kansas City MO

At least 4 people have been rescued from an apartment building fire by firefighters early Friday morning.

The alarm was sounded at 2:55 a.m. for the fire at 6403 (East) Independence Avenue.

When the first fire crews arrived at 2:57 a.m.- smoke was reported showing from "a 3-story wood-frame" apartment building.

At 3:02 a.m.- fire command reports "2" people were rescued from a 3rd-floor apartment by ladders.

"Two" additional people were also rescued "from a basement apartment."

The fire was reported under control at 3:09 a.m..

EMS was about to transport "54-year-old male" with "respiratory" issues due to smoke inhalation in serious condition to Truman Med Center-Hospital Hill.

This victim also was reported to have "a broken arm."

A "57-year-old female" apartment occupant was taken to North Kansas City Hospital with non life-threatening "smoke inhalation.

Unknown if any additional injuries at the scene.

The Red Cross was ordered for "seven adults" displaced by the fire.

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