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Sunday, July 01, 2012

CSW BREAKING: 2-Alarm Apartment Building Fire in Overland Park KS

At 4:29 a.m. Sunday morning- five companies of the Overland Park Fire department were sent to an apartment building fire in the Waterford Place apartments in the 11400 block of West 107th Terrace.

One fire company could see smoke from the looming fire nearly 1/2-mile away- and upon their arrival at 4:38 a.m. the "two-story" building was at least one-third involved in flames.

A 2nd-alarm of five additional companies- including from Olathe and Lenexa fire departments- respond.

At 4:49 a.m.- it's determined all the building's occupants are safely out- and the fire-fight is conducted from the building's outside.

At 6:24 a.m.- the fire is finally declared under control.

No injuries have been reported- and only two people- "foreign exchange students-" needed Red Cross assistance for temporary housing and supplies out of the reported eight apartment units damaged or destroyed.

Later Sunday- the OPFD said the cause of the fire was thought to be "carelessly discarded smoking materials."


Anonymous said...

Nice reporting of the story here great job

Over at the KMBC news site they show a picture of a KCFD pumper for this same fire.

Oh well guess could have been worse least wasn't a Deffenbaugh trash truck.

Have a friend and her mother who lives in those units I have told them many times to move to me those places are well just waiting for what happened this morning to take place. Buildings have way to much fast burning wood on the exterior.

Anonymous said...

Well KMBC deleted their first story and rewrote it guess they didn't like my comment about the story having several issues?

Groucho K. Marx said...

What gets me SD is that several corporate "news" outlets have the fire "reported at 4:15 a.m.."

Which is odd beacuse my WWV-set chonometers said "4:29 a.m. (0429 CDT) when the OPFD was first toned-out.

No wonder it went to two-alarms if it took 14 minutes for the OPFD to get out of bed and out of their stations.

Also- the news station I work for- the one I send these long-assed reports to at the end of every shift- has the first KC-KS fatal motorcycle crash happening "early Sunday morning."

Geez folks- the crash was dispatched at 11:15 p.m. (2315 CDT) Saturday night!

All they had to do was ask the photographer I called!