Fire damages KCMO apartment, 28 people displaced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A fire swept through two stories in a northeast Kansas City, Mo., apartment building Wednesday afternoon.

The flames broke out around 1:20 p.m. at the 12-unit apartment building at 301 Garfield Avenue. According to the Kansas City Fire Department, damage to the natural gas line has resulted in the entire building being shut down.

No one was injured, but 28 people -- 15 adults and 13 children -- were displaced, according to the Red Cross. Officials are still investigating what caused the fire.

Red Cross officials say the organization has been extremely busy the last couple months with relief efforts for area fires. In December, the Red Cross provided food, shelter and clothing to victims of nearly 80 fires across the metro.

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