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Friday, August 2, 2013

VIDEO: Three injured in late night apartment fire

Posted: August 2, 2013 - 1:20am
Updated: August 2, 2013 - 4:05am

Video below report

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Firefighters credit smoke alarms for alerting four sleeping families of a fire in their apartment building late last night.

Officials say the fire was reported around 11:30 Thursday night at 1304 E. 123rd Terrace, just east of N. Ridgeview Road.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy fire and thick black smoke showing from the back of the two story apartment building.

Crews reported the fire to be under control shortly before midnight. The fire was said to be fully extinguished by 1:52 Friday morning.

A man and a woman were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene. A second woman, also suffering from smoke inhalation, was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Her condition is said to be non life-threatening.

Two dogs were killed in the fire.

No other injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is assisting all 11 people who were displaced by the fire.

The fire caused substantial damage to the building. Fire inspectors are investigating what sparked the fire and a damage estimate was not immediately available. Firefighters remain at the scene this morning to watch for hot spots and assist fire investigators.

Olathe firefighters were assisted on the scene by the Lenexa Fire Department, Olathe Police Department and Johnson County Med-Act.

Scene video provided by the Olathe Fire Department

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