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."
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.