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Monday, September 9, 2013

VIDEO & PHOTO | Three alarm fire in Overland Park

Posted: September 9, 2013 - 12:37am
Updated: September 9, 2013 - 1:10pm

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Firefighters from three area departments battled a three alarm fire early Sunday evening in Overland Park.

Crews were called to an address in the 5200 block of west 121st Street shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. A caller reported that a grill being used on a back deck had caught fire and spread to the wood roof of the duplex. The address is just south of 119th Street and east of Nall Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire from the roof and immediately requested a second alarm response. All residents were found to be safely outside of the structure.

Overland Park Fire Department's Media Manager Jason Rhodes says, "firefighters attacked the fire, but had to take a defensive posture quickly as the roof began to collapse."

Rhodes says crews were able to continue attacking the interior fire after about 20 minutes. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.

A third alarm response was added to the call due to extreme heat. Johnson County Med-Act setup a rehabilitation station for firefighters to re-hydrate and have their vitals monitored by Med-Act personnel.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District 2 and the Leawood Fire Department assisted on the call.

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