2-alarm fire damages Overland Park, Kansas apartment building

A two-alarm fire Friday afternoon caused extensive damage to an apartment building in Overland Park.The fire near 80th and Farley streets was reported about 4 p.m. A large section of the building’s roof collapsed.Fire department spokesman Jason Rhodes said a person with mobility issues was helped out of the building by additional crews before firefighters went into fighting the blaze in a defensive mode.A primary search of the building found no one inside. Authorities said they have accounted for all the building’s residents.”I didn’t know what was going on. They were banging on the door. Once I got out, I was shaking. Everything can be replaced. I’m glad everybody got out,” said Marsha McMeans, a resident.No injuries were reported.The fire department said 13 people from seven occupied units were displaced. The Red Cross is helping 11 people with a place to stay.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A two-alarm fire Friday afternoon caused extensive damage to an apartment building in Overland Park.

The fire near 80th and Farley streets was reported about 4 p.m.

A large section of the building’s roof collapsed.

Fire department spokesman Jason Rhodes said a person with mobility issues was helped out of the building by additional crews before firefighters went into fighting the blaze in a defensive mode.

A primary search of the building found no one inside. Authorities said they have accounted for all the building’s residents.

“I didn’t know what was going on. They were banging on the door. Once I got out, I was shaking. Everything can be replaced. I’m glad everybody got out,” said Marsha McMeans, a resident.

No injuries were reported.

The fire department said 13 people from seven occupied units were displaced. The Red Cross is helping 11 people with a place to stay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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