Kansas City, Kan., fire crews were endangered and had to back out of a residential building in the early morning hours Wednesday when ammunition started to go off.
According to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire at 2128 S. 26th St. about 1:58 a.m. April 23.
Crews, responding within 4 minute, saw heavy fire coming from the roof of the one-story wood-framed residential building, the spokesman said. They were told it was vacant.
After ammunition started to go off, crews fought the fire in a defensive mode because of safety concerns, the spokesman said. The fire was brought under control in 25 minutes. The BPU also was called to take care of downed power lines.
The estimated damage was $52,000, a total loss, according to a Fire Department report.
The fire is under investigation, the spokesman said. Despite being under fire, firefighters were not injured.
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.