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2 hurt as fire forces residents from KCMO apartment building

2nd fire at Waldo Heights since October
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Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 00:12:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people were taken to the hospital following a fire at a three-story apartment building Monday night.

Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters were called to the Waldo Heights Apartments in the 8000 block of Troost Avenue around 8 p.m. Monday.

By around 8:30 p.m., the fire spread to two of three floors and firefighters were pulled from the building.

Smoke and flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the building.

One of the people taken to the hospital had jumped from a third-floor balcony. His condition was unknown as of Tuesday morning.

A second person who was helped down a ladder to safety was also transported.

More than three hours after the fire broke out, KCFD crews were still trying to put it out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and investigators planned to return to the scene Tuesday.

There was a fire at the same complex in October.

The American Red Cross is helping more than 30 families who were displaced by the fire.