Raytown police: Multiple people injured Monday night in explosion, fire at duplex

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 08:30:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Multiple people were injured Monday night after an explosion and fire at a Raytown duplex, according to Raytown police.

Kansas City, Missouri and Raytown fire crews were sent about 7 p.m. to the duplex in the 7400 block of Englewood Lane.

Crews reported smoke and fire coming from the duplex when they arrived.

Part of the duplex was flattened by the explosion.

Two children were placed together on a gurney and wheeled into an ambulance.

Both boys were conscious and did not appear to be seriously injured.

A large crowd of neighbors and others gathered at the scene.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating what caused the explosion and fire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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