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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Children Among Multiple Victims of South Kansas City MO Fire

A house fire in the Ruskin Heights area of south KC-MO has claimed three lives- including two children.

The fire was reported around 12:40 pm Wednesday morning at 107th Street and Bennington (the fire was actually at "10801 Bennington" according to a FD officer).

It was only when the first fire company- Pumper 42- arrived about two minutes later that it was learned that there were still three people in the 1-story house with "heavy" smoke and fire showing.

At 12:49 am- the first of the victims is rescued by firefighters- then two more would be pulled from the fire within a minute.

One of those victims is "an approximately 2-year-old male-" and he's in very critical condition while enroute to the nearest medical trauma center at 1:06 am..

The boy later died of his injuries at Research Medical Center.

The other two victims pulled from the fire- reported to be "a 31-year-old man" and a "7-year-old girl" died at the fire scene of their injuries.

The fire was under control at 12:54 am- and the beginning of an extensive investigation is underway.

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