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KCPD: 1 dead in fire at Northland apartment complex

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 19:26:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department spokesperson said one person died in a fire at a Northland apartment complex Friday afternoon.

KCMO Fire Department crews were dispatched to an apartment building at 3809 NW 85th St. in Kansas City, Missouri, around 3:30 p.m.

Shortly after arriving, firefighters called for a second alarm.

Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker said the fire started on the first floor of the apartment building and spread from there.

KCFD confirmed later a woman who was on oxygen died in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Walker said.

No one else was injured in the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated.