Fire displaces 9 families in Overland Park - KCTV5

Fire displaces 9 families in Overland Park

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Early reports from on scene say that nine families were displaced by this fire. (KCTV5 viewer) Early reports from on scene say that nine families were displaced by this fire. (KCTV5 viewer)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A late morning fire has displaced several families in Overland Park.

Fire crews went to Gramercy Apartments in the 9600 block of Switzer Road around 11:20 a.m. in response to a call that said there was smoke and fire in one of the apartments.

The crews who first arrived on scene said they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the roof. A second alarm was dispatched for additional fire crews.

Crews were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes. As of 1 p.m., they were still checking for hotspots.

One of the firefighters had minor injuries and they were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. No one inside the apartments was hurt.

Early reports from on scene say that nine families were displaced by this fire. The Red Cross is on-scene to help them.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Reports say it started on the first floor, where it then vented through the window and traveled to the upper floors and roof.

An investigation will be started as soon as possible.

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