Sunny spring day ahead

Skies are sunny and temperatures will reach 70 degrees today, according to the National Weather Service. A northeast wind of 6 to 8 mph is in today’s forecast.

Wednesday, temperatures will climb to 76 and winds will pick up to 9 to 14 mph in the morning and 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon, gusting to 30 mph.

The beautiful spring weather will last until Wednesday night, when showers and thunderstorms are possible after 1 a.m.  The chance of rain is 80 percent.

Thursday, there will be a 50 percent chance of showers and storms before 1 p.m.

Friday’s forecast is mostly sunny and a high near 75.

Saturday, there is a chance of showers and storms, with a high near 67. The chance of rain is 40 percent.

Sunday’s forecast also calls for a chance of showers and storms, with a high near 67.


Two injured in apartment fire on South 32nd

Two residents were injured in an apartment fire at 8:48 p.m. April 21 at 1304 S. 32nd. 

A Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman said fire crews found an unconscious 56-year-old woman in a rear bedroom apartment. 

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for smoke inhalation, the spokesman said. 

Crews also assisted a man outside the building who said he was injured while evacuating the building. The man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. 

The Fire Department spokesman said the fire on the top floor of the building was brought under control in 10 minutes. The fire damage was confined to the room where the fire started, the spokesman said. 

The estimated dollar loss was $5,500 to the $600,000 building. The building had 11 apartments and 20 residents, the spokesman said. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to the spokesman.