Overland Park & Leawood

December 6, 2013

Food on stove ignites apartment fire in Overland Park

The fire was reported about 2 p.m. Friday at the Village View Apartments in the 7800 block of Carter Street. Residents displaced from nine units.

Overland Park fire officials believe that food left unattended on a stove sparked a Friday afternoon apartment fire.

No one was injured in the fire at the Village View Apartments in the 7800 block of Carter Street, but the residents of nine units were displaced because of damage to the building’s roof.

The apartment manager is working to relocate those people, who are also being helped by the American Red Cross.

The fire department said that smoke alarms helped warn residents who got out of the building before firefighters arrived.

| Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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