One injured after fire breaks out at Liberty senior center - KCTV5

One injured after fire breaks out at Liberty senior center

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LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -

One injury was reported after a fire broke out at a Liberty apartment complex for senior citizens.

Firefighters were called to the Landmark Towers about 2 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of West College Street. The apartment building is for those 55 years of age and older.

An automatic fire alarm alerted those living in the apartment and fire crews. When they arrived, firefighters found smoke coming out of a fourth floor unit. They evacuated the building and got the person in the apartment out and to a local hospital for treatment.

The woman's neighbors are frightened, but OK.

"Alarm's going off, David comes in and tells me to shut my oxygen off and get out of there and I didn't know that it was in the apartment next door," said resident Sheryl Nussbaum.

One neighbor initially thought she smelled a pizza burning, but then realized it was far more serious than that.

"There's a lot of elderly people here and usually we see the fire ambulances go to the nursing home. I never thought it would happen here," said resident Elizabeth Saunders.

One other person was treated at the scene, but didn't need to go to the hospital. Residents were allowed to return to their apartments by 5 p.m.

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