Families displaced after fire at Gardner apartment complex - KCTV5

Multiple families displaced after fire rips though Gardner apartment complex

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GARDNER, KS (KCTV) -

Families living in 12 apartments have been displaced after a two-alarm fire ripped though their building.

Crews responded at about 8:31 p.m. Wednesday to the fire located in the 400 block of South Moonlight.

When crews arrived, heavy smoke could be seen some from building, as fire spread inside the apartment as well as to the roof and attic.

Firefighters evacuated residents from their apartments with assistance from Gardner police.

A second alarm brought additional fire units from Johnson County Fire District No. 2 and Olathe firefighters.

Capt. Patrick Hultman said it took 19 fire units and 40 firefighters to bring the fire under control about 9:50 p.m.

Firefighters said the building's fire sprinkler system also helped contain the fire. No one was injured. 

Damage from the fire displaced all occupants from their homes. However, a neighboring complex, Moonlight Ridge Apartments, assisted the residents with temporary housing.

At this time the fire is under investigation.

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