KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person suffered minor injuries in an apartment fire Tuesday afternoon in Independence.
Crews responded shortly before 2 p.m. to the 4400 block of South Liberty Avenue.
Independence Fire Department Battalion Chief David Sellars said one person jumped from a second-story unit that was roughly 8 to 10 feet off the ground and suffered an injured ankle.
Of the 24 units in the building, three had major damage and 12 total had water damage, according to Sellars.
#indepfire brief - At 1:55PM crews from Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 responded to a working apartment fire in the 4400 block of S Liberty. One civilian with minor injuries. Fire is under control and investigation will begin. pic.twitter.com/m0Qoc5rOxe— @cityofIndepmo (@CityOfIndepMO) October 20, 2020
Residents of two units are being assisted by the Red Cross.
The majority of the fire was knocked down in 20-25 minutes.
An investigation into what caused the blaze is under way.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.