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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Apartment Building Fire in Blue Springs

Virtually all on-duty Central Jackson County Fire Protection District fire crews- along with backup crews from Lee's Summit- Independence- Fort Osage and Sni Valley fire departments- are battling a fire in a 3-story apartment building in western Blue Springs.

The fire is at the Autumn Place Apartments complex in the 600 block of Northwest Candletree (off Kingsridge) Drive and began around 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday- Independence Day 2012.

"Crowd control" got to be a problem for the Blue Springs Police department- whose resources were already strained by "fireworks calls."

An injury crash elsewhere in Blue Springs reported around 6:30 pm further strained both police and fire resources.

Two children suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash.

At 7:49 pm- the fire was reported by CJCFPD command as "under control."

No reports of serious injuries- but there have been at least 2 EMS transports of emergency personnel with heat-related medical issues from the fire scene as of 7:55 pm.

And- fire crews had only managed to do a search of the building's first floor- it is not known for sure if anyone was trapped inside by the fire that heavily-damaged the at-least 12-unit structure- and not yet known the number of people displaced by the fire.

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