Red Cross opens shelter for victims high-rise fire - KCTV5 News

Red Cross opens shelter for victims high-rise fire

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The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for victims of a fire at a high-rise building in downtown Kansas City.

The shelter opened at 6 p.m. Saturday, and is at 211 W. Armour Blvd. The Red Cross is prepared for up to 50 people.

The high-rise building is at 1103 Grand Blvd. The fire occurred about 8 p.m. Friday.

Fire crews were kept very busy Friday night with two high-rise apartment fires breaking out in less than an hour of each other.

At least three residents in the 60-unit assisted living facility were injured after a blaze broke out on the seventh floor, but everyone is expected to be OK.

One of the residents was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Two residents were brought out on stretchers, after the fire broke out at 1224 E. Linwood Blvd. at 7:16 p.m. Friday. They refused treatment.

Fire officials said the building didn't have a sprinkler system.

Chopper5 recorded video of firefighters on the roof of the high-rise facility. Black scorch marks were also on the side of the building.

The Kansas City Fire Chief said they had it under control shortly before 8 p.m.

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