Woman jumps from second story to escape KCMO duplex fire

KCFD saves dog now recovering at KC Pet Project
Woman jumps from second story to escape fire
Posted at 10:25 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 23:22:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman jumped from the second story to escape a duplex fire Friday morning. 

The fire broke out in the back of a duplex on N. Bellaire Ave. near St. John Ave. 

A resident living on the first floor said a woman jumped from the second story to escape the fire. Kansas City Fire Department firefighters said she has non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK. 

Paramedics also took a man to the hospital for smoke-related injuries. He’s also expected to be OK. 

Firefighters also rescued a dog from the duplex.

41 Action News cameras captured a firefighter giving the dog oxygen so she could breathe on her own. The department took her to KC Pet Project where she is currently recovering from smoke inhalation.

“She's been wheezing a little bit,” Tori Fugate with KC Pet Project said. “She has not been really up and walking around too much and seems a little disoriented at times.”

The shelter says they will monitor the dog’s breathing and continue to run tests on her. In the meantime, they are hoping to reunite her with her owner.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.