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Monday, September 8, 2014

PHOTO: One person killed in early-morning building fire

Posted: September 8, 2014 - 4:33am
Updated: September 8, 2014 - 4:56am

Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes
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Operation 100 News has independently confirmed that one person has been found dead at the scene of an early-morning apartment fire.

The fire was reported inside an apartment at 7610 West 59th Terrace just after 4 a.m. Monday. The apartments are located near Johnson Drive and Robinson Lane, or just west of Shawnee Mission North High School.

A resident of the building reported smoke from a neighboring apartment.

Overland Park Police arrived to report flames visible from outside of the building. Two officers made their way into the building to make sure residents had evacuated. Heavy smoke forced the officers to back out and wait for the fire department.

Arriving firefighters also reported flames visible from the second floor of the two story apartment building.

Firefighters located one person down in the apartment where the fire is believed to have originated. Johnson County Med-Act pronounced that person dead at the scene.

The fire was declared under control at 4:32 a.m. and out at 4:47 a.m.. No other injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Aerial image of the area
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Firefighters from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and the Merriam Fire Department assisted Overland Park Fire with the initial response.

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