Friday, April 20, 2012
CSW BREAKING: 2-Alarm Fire Added to KC-MO Fire Workload
At least 10 companies of the soon-to-be-reduced Kansas City MO Fire department are battling a 2-alarm fire in a west-Old Northeast apartment building...
The fire is at 3417 East 9th Street in the 2-story brick building shown in the GOOGLE street view image.
The initial alarm sounded at 3:39 pm with the 2nd-alarm sounded at 3:42 pm..
"Heavy (black) smoke" was reported by one responding fire company a half-mile away- and the first scene report was "smoke and fire showing-" beginning several FD response upgrades.
At 4:27 pm- the fire is reported "under control."
Two "minor" injuries were reported- both residents with only one of them taken to a hospital by EMS.
The Red Cross has been requested by the on-scene commanding chief- but not heard was the number of people displaced in this fire.
Earlier- 7 fire companies fought a fire in a 1-story concrete block" building at 9th Street and Wyoming in the West Bottoms.
That fire was reported around 2:05 pm Friday afternoon and went to a "1st-alarm" at 2:14 pm..
The fire- reportedly "wooden pallets in a warehouse-" was brought under control about 20 minutes later and no word on any injuries yet.