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2 people injured after homeless camp fire in Kansas City, Missouri

1933 Troost fire
Posted at 11:42 AM, Feb 28, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded Wednesday around 11:08 a.m. to a fire near the area of 20th Street and Troost Avenue.

KCFD learned that a homeless camp fire started the blaze under the Troost bridge at 20th Street.

Crews brought the large fire under control using two handlines.

One person was transported to an area hospital in critical condition after suffering burns.

Another patient was transported with serious injuries. KCFD said the injuries were more from trauma rather than the flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Troost bridge was closed Wednesday to be inspected for potential damage.

KSHB 41 News has a crew en route to the scene.

This story is developing and will be updated as additional information is available.