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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two-Alarm Apartment building fire in JoCo

Posted: July 1, 2012 - 4:40am
Updated: July 1, 2012 - 4:26pm

Firefighters from Overland Park, Lenexa and Olathe are fighting an apartment building fire at 11449 W 107th Terrace at the Waterford Place Apartments. Dispatchers received a 911 call around 4:15 a.m. reporting that the building was on fire. Responding fire crews reported smoke visible from College Boulevard and US-69 Highway at 4:20 a.m..

The first fire crew arrived at 4:23 a.m. and reported heavy fire showing from the building which was 25-50% involved. A second alarm response was ordered at 4:27 a.m..

At 4:33 a.m., Incident Command reported that crews had conducted an evacuation of the involved building and reported all occupants were believed to be out. Command ordered all firefighters to evacuate from the building and began defensive operations using aerial trucks to put water on the fire.

The fire was declared to be "under control" at 6:07 a.m..

Officials say eight apartments have been heavily damaged by fire and water, others may have smoke and water damage. All of the residents safely evacuated from the building and only two requested housing assistance from the Red Cross. No injuries were reported.

Overland Park Firefighters returned to the scene shortly after 4 p.m., Sunday after a nearby resident reported smoke from the building. Firefighters reported a small rekindle from the rear soffit of the building.

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