April 22, 2014

KCK firefighters rescue unconscious woman from burning apartment building

Firefighters searching an apartment building for possible victims found an unconscious 56-year-old woman in a rear bedroom. She was rushed to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters battling a Kansas City, Kan., apartment fire Monday night rescued an unconscious 56-year-old woman from the burning building.

The fire was reported about 8:50 p.m. in a three-story apartment building in the 1300 block of South 32nd Street.

The first crew on the scene reported smoke and fire coming from the top floor.

During a search, firefighters found the woman in a rear bedroom. They pulled her out and rushed her to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters also found a man outside the building complaining of injuries he suffered while evacuating. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The fire was brought under control in 10 minutes and was confined to to the apartment unit where it started. It caused an estimated $5,500 in damages to the building and its contents.

The building has 11 apartments and 20 residents.

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