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3 KCFD firefighters injured while combating overnight house fire

All 3 expected to be okay with non-life threatening injuries
700 block of Elmwood
Posted at 12:55 AM, May 23, 2024

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Three firefighters were injured Wednesday night while putting out a house fire in Kansas City.

A spokesperson for KCFD said fire crews responded to a fire in the 700 block of Elmwood just after 10 p.m.

The fire was on a two-story vacant structure and extended to homes both to the north and south.

The fire was brought under control just before 10:45 p.m.

Three firefighters were hurt while putting out the fire.

Two were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both are in stable and non-critical condition.

Red Cross was called for two adults.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by KCFD.