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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Apartment fire in Shawnee

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 7:10am
Updated: October 6, 2012 - 9:18am

Firefighters from Shawnee and Merriam are on scene of an apartment building fire this morning.

The call was dispatched just at 7:02 a.m. at 13901 W 63rd Terrace at Cottonwood Park Apartments.

A caller reported that the bathroom ceiling was on fire. Police arrived to report visible fire in the bathroom and began evacuating the building.

Firefighters arrived and located fire in a bathroom wall on the third floor, with extension to the attic. Crews have confirmed that all of the apartments in the building are evacuated.

Crews reported the fire to be under control at 7:22 a.m.

Shawnee Fire Chief John Mattox said Investigators are at the scene but, it appears the fire may have been burning for several hours in the attic space before it was noticed by a resident. Damage was contained to one apartment, all other residents are expected to be able to return home this afternoon.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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