Woman, cat rescued from second-floor balcony during apartment fire in Overland Park

By Toriano Porter
Kansas City Star – March 6, 2017

Photo by Overland Park Fire Department

Photo by Overland Park Fire Department

Firefighters rescued a woman and her cat from a second-floor balcony during a fire Saturday at an Overland Park apartment complex.

The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. at Fiesta Square Apartments in the 9500 block of West 85th Street.

The blaze, officials said, was under control within minutes and contained to one apartment.

A resident told fire officials that he left food on the stove and later discovered a fire in the kitchen. The man and the woman were checked for smoke inhalation, but neither was taken to the hospital, officials said.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

Though investigators believe unattended cooking was the cause of the fire, the official cause remains under investigation.

Fire investigators were looking into whether the unit had working smoke alarms.

The residents displaced by the fire received assistance from the Red Cross, officials said.

 

Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
http://www.ksffa.com
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

 

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