Fire injures one person in Independence

One person was injured in Independence this afternoon in a fire that reportedly started in a backyard shed.

The fire at a residence in the 11000 block of East 23rd Street was reported about 1 p.m. Traffic along 23rd Street has been shut down as fire crews work to put out the blaze. Flames and thick smoke were visible when crews arrived.

A propane tank may have ignited the fire, but no details were immediately available.

The victim’s condition and initial damage estimates were not released.