KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fire crews were able to contain a blaze that consumed a Midtown apartment complex on Wednesday night.
The fire started in an apartment building at 36th and Wyandotte. Firefighters were called to the scene around 8:40 p.m.
Lauren Gobet and her friends live right across the street and saw a fire on the second floor. She said she ran to the front door to help get people out.
“The fire got bigger and bigger, and then there was some sort of explosion,” Gobet said.
Mike Hamer heard the explosion from his living room.
“Some people said it sounded like a dumpster being dropped,” Hamer said. “I thought it was car back firing but then I thought that’s too quiet.”
A total of 13 people live in the six-unit building. All were able to get out without injury, and the Red Cross is helping all of them find a place to stay.
The fire was contained shortly after 9 p.m. It's estimated to have caused $275,000 worth of damage.
The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.
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