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Firefighters control blaze at Linwood high rise

Kansas City fire crews rushed to a high-rise apartment fire on Linwood Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.

The fire was reported to be on the sixth floor. Crews checked the seventh and eighth floors as well. The fire was declared extinguished about 7:35 p.m.

Fans were brought in to clear the building of smoke. There was a call for emergency medical services but it was not immediately clear how serious the injuries were.

About 10 people were displaced and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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