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KCMO firefighters put out early morning building fire near 40th and Harrison

Posted at 6:22 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 07:22:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City firefighters put out a fire at an abandoned apartment building Friday morning near 40th and Harrison. 

The fire call came in around 2 a.m., and by the time firefighters got there the flames had spread to a second abandoned apartment building south of the first one. 

One man suffered first degree burns while trying to move his car away from the area, but no serious injuries were reported. 

Firefighters did not enter the first building because the flames were too strong and the roof had partially collapsed, but they did enter the second building. 

Officials say the main concern was making sure the fire didn't spread any farther because buildings in that area are close together. 

Deputy Chief Ross Grundyson said the fire is suspicious because no gas or electricity is hooked up to the building. 

Investigators from the bomb and arson teams are working to determine a cause.