Man hospitalized with broken bones after jumping from burning bu - KCTV5

Man hospitalized with broken bones after jumping from burning building in KC's Crossroads

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A man had to be taken to the hospital for broken bones in his legs after jumping from a burning building in the Crossroads. 

The fire started in the 1900 block of Main Street, just south of E. 19th Street in downtown KC, just before 9 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming from the building and they did find the fire in a stairwell on the third floor.

The man who jumped from the building did not have injuries that were considered life-threatening. 

A woman was also able to escape the five-story building after a nearby restaurant manager used a ladder to help her down.

Both people inside the building were believed to be "squatters."

A neighbor said that the two buildings were vacant and were set to be torn down, then redeveloped. He also said an intruder may have started the fire. 

The police's bomb an arson squads were called to the scene.

The building was still standing after the fire. 

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