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Saturday, October 19, 2019

One man rescued from early-morning apartment fire

Posted: October 19, 2019 - 6:32 a.m.
Updated: October 19, 2019 - 8:15 a.m.

Firefighters rescued a man from an apartment fire early Saturday morning in Lenexa.

Firefighters from Lenexa and Overland Park responded on the fire
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The Lenexa and Overland Park fire departments were called to the building at 13166 West 88th Court in the Rosehill Pointe Apartments just before 2:45 a.m.

Recorded radio traffic indicates those crews arrived to find flames visible from a second-floor apartment on the front of the building.

Neighbors informed police officers that a man was still inside one of the apartments. 

Firefighters were able to locate the man quickly and safely remove him from the building.

The man, only described as being in his late 30s, was found inside his apartment when firefighters arrived. He was transported by Johnson County Med-Act to the University of Kansas Medical Center to be treated for second-degree burns to his upper body.

At least one second-floor apartment was heavily damaged by fire
Firefighters had the fire under control within 10 minutes. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

Check back with this report for updates as more details become available.

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