Kansas City Fire releases 911 calls related to Plaza explosion - KCTV5

Kansas City Fire releases 911 calls related to Plaza explosion

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The Kansas City Fire Department released late Monday afternoon almost 20 calls to 911 related to the explosion that rocked JJ's restaurant on the west side of the Country Club Plaza.

The first 911 call came at 4:54 p.m. from a Heartland Midwest worker. He said workers had struck a gas line.

He said he didn't know how large the rupture was. His voice appears to be matter-of-fact.

The 911 dispatcher asks additional questions before dispatching units.

Within 15 minutes, someone from Pembroke Hill's school near Loose Park called to report the strong odor of gas in the area.

By 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, the initial fire department crews went back in service after the Missouri Gas Energy workers began to arrive.

The explosion occurred at 6:04 p.m. At that point, the 911 calls began to pour in. One worker requested ambulances "ASAP."

Watch KCTV5 News at 6 p.m. for more on this developing story. Refresh this link to listen to the 911 calls yourself.

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