1 child dead, 3 critically injured in Kansas City, KS apartment fire

File photo. (AP)

Thirteen people were displaced after their townhomes caught fire last night in Lee's Summit.

The fire happened on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. at 502 SE 2nd Street.

The caller to 911 reported fire on the back of the building and spreading to the inside.

When the fire department arrived, smoke and fire was coming from the back of a two-story, four-unit townhome and all of the residents were reported to be safe outside.

Firefighters attacked the fire on the outside of the structure as crews entered the building to attack the fire that had spread inside and into the attic.

An initial search of the entire building confirmed that everyone was out.

The gas meters were involved in the fire, so Spire Energy was called to the scene to help stop the flow of natural gas.

The fire was under control by 11:12 p.m.

The fire appears to have started at the back of the building and spread to the interior. Units 502-B and 502-C sustained the heaviest damage, however all units were damaged.

The Red Cross was contacted to help the thirteen residents displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office.

Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

Locations

Digital Producer

Recommended for you