Overnight fires keep crews busy metro-wide - KCTV5

Overnight fires keep crews busy metro-wide

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Sixth Street and Tenny Avenue in KCK fire Sixth Street and Tenny Avenue in KCK fire

Several fires overnight kept firefighters metro-wide busy.

The first fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. at a house on Maggie Lane, just off of North 47th Street in Kansas City, KS. Crews arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the home's windows and doors. No one was inside at the time. It took crews about 20 minutes to knock down the fire. They estimate that about $35,000 in damage was done to the home.

The next fire was reported at vacant home on South 13th just off of Merriam Lane in KCK about 3 a.m. Crews arrived to a fully-involved fire. The commander ordered a defensive attack because the integrity of the house had been compromised. Crews were on scene for about two hours. It's estimated that the fire caused about $30,000 in damage.

About 4:40 a.m. a house fire was reported at North Liston Avenue, near Northwest 62nd in Kansas City, MO. Everyone got out of the home safely, but there was a lot of damage to the garage and second floor.

A fourth fire was reported at a four-unit apartment building near Sixth Street and Tenny Avenue in KCK about 5:30 a.m. When crews arrived, they found flames and black smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. Officials said the fire went into the walls and attic. One resident was treated at the scene for difficulty breathing and the Red Cross was called in to help four adults. Crews were on scene for about two and a half hours. Officials said the building had extensive water and fire damage.

A two-alarm was reported about 7 a.m. at apartments on North 18th Street near Nebraska Avenue in KCK. Officials said the fire appears to have started on the first floor and spread to the second, third floor and eventually the attic. The Red Cross was called for approximately 36 residents.

The night before, crews were kept busy as well.

Lee's Summit firefighters were called to a home on Southwest Crossing Drive, just off of Ward Road, about 7:45 p.m. Friday. When crews arrived, they saw flames from the wood chimney and attic of the two-story home. All occupants escaped safely. It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get the blaze under control. Officials said the fire originated in the flue inside the wood chimney and they are investigating the official cause.

KCK firefighters also worked a fire that started about 8:30 p.m. at a home near North 25th Street and Stewart Avenue. Officials said the fire was caused by an unattended fire in the fireplace. The house was being remodeled and, when crews arrived, they saw flames coming from the chimney and roof. The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes and officials estimate it caused about $4,000 in damage.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

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