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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Heavy fire reported from Overland Park high rise

Posted: October 6, 2012 - 2:01am
Updated: October 6, 2012 - 4:29am

Six area fire departments responded this morning on a high rise fire in Overland Park.

Video courtesy: Overland Park Fire Department

Officials say the call was dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. at 9350 Metcalf Avenue. Fire crews arrived to report heavy fire showing from the roof of an 11 floor office building. A high-rise alarm was immediately dispatched.

Overland Park Fire Department spokesperson Jason Rhodes says fire crews made access to the roof and quickly knocked down a fire in a rooftop cooling unit. Firefighters spend about an additional hour conducting overhaul operations and making sure the fire was completely extinguished.

Photo courtesy: Overland Park Fire Department
Fire damage was contained to cooling unit area on the top of the building. There was smoke damage throughout the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire crews from Consolidated Fire District #2, Leawood, Lenexa, Merriam, Olathe and Shawnee Fire along with Johnson County Med-Act and Johnson County Emergency Communications assisted with this incident.

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