Fire crews were able to rescue three adults, four children and one dog after a two-alarm fire broke out Saturday morning at an Overland Park apartment building.
The fire was reported just after 7 a.m. at the Villa Medici Apartments in the 9500 block of Rosewood Lane.
The first crews on the scene said people in the apartment courtyard reported that occupants were trapped inside. They began a rescue operation while additional crews attacked the fire from the first floor interior.
According to Overland Park Fire, crews successfully rescued seven people and a dog from second story balconies. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were then able to put out the fire, which had migrated into the attic of the two-story building. The fire was contained to the west end of a 12-unit building, saving two-thirds of the structure.
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The cause is under investigation.
Residents from three fire-damaged units were working with the Red Cross and apartment management to find temporary shelter.
The fire was handled by Overland Park Fire, Johnson County Consolidated Fire District #2 and Leawood Fire.