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Careless smoking blamed in Overland Park apartment fire that injured woman

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Posted at 9:20 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 13:47:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Tuesday, Feb. 25 | Overland Park Fire investigators said Tuesday they believe the careless discard of smoking materials was to blame for Monday night's fire.

The woman that was injured in the blaze remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday. Further investigation revealed there were no working smoke alarms in the woman's apartment.

UPDATE 11:09 P.M. | The victim of the fire was an adult female. The first units on scene reported smoke showing at a two-story building "with reports of a victim still inside," according to a news release. The woman was found in a second-story apartment unit. The fire was under control in 10 minutes, the release stated.

The Red Cross is being asked to assist two adults and three children who have been displaced, and the cause of the blaze still is under investigation.

UPDATE 9:44 p.m. | Fire officials said the victim was rescued from a second story apartment unit, and one police officer is being treated for smoke inhalation.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. | Overland Park fire officials tweeted from the scene that one person has been taken to an area hospital in critical condition. The fire is under control.

ORIGINAL STORY | Overland Park firefighters are battling a fire at an apartment complex.

Just before 9 p.m. on Monday, crews responded to a call at Four Seasons Apartments, 9510 West 87 Street.

There is no additional information at this time.

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