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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Raytown MO Apartment Building Fire Results in One Dead- At Least 2 Injured

A fire that broke out in the 2 o'clock hour Sunday morning in an apartment building in central Raytown has claimed at least one life.

The involved structure was in the 9800 block of East 60th Street at the Somerset Village Apartments.

Within minutes after arrival to the scene- Raytown and KC-MO firefighters pulled a woman and 2 children from an upper-floor apartment in the 3-story building.

Suffering serious to critical burns and smoke inhalation- the three victims were transported to area medical centers where one of the children died.

That child has been reported to be 5-years-old- according to other news media reports.

Firefighters also narrowly escaped serious injury when interior floors of the building began to collapse during searches of the building for more victims.
KMBC-9 News Photo
KSHB-41 News Photo

The flames were then fought from outside the structure.
KCTV-5 News Photo

As of midday Sunday- fire investigators were still trying to determine the cause of this fire- assisted by police investigators since a fatality was involved.
KCTV-5 News Photo

At least 2 dozen people were displaced by the fire that virtually destroyed their building.

By Monday afternoon- the adult injured in this fire had passed-away.

It was later determined that the fire began in a bottom-floor laundry room trash can..

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