12 Rescued from KCMO Apartment Fire

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Firefighters worked to rescue people trapped inside a burning apartment building near E. 85th Terrance and Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, Mo.

According to Deputy Fire Chief Vince Voucher, 12 people had be be rescued from the burning Stonewood Apartment building. Firefighters put up ladders to the balconies for people to climb down. Others had to be rescued by firefighters who went into the building. Some residents jumped from the apartment balconies, but were not hurt.

Only one unit of the apartment complex was damaged, but several others have smoke damage.

The only woman on the phone with dispatch hid in the closet from the fire and stayed on the phone with them until a firefighter pulled her out.

A neighbor brought over blankets and coats to keep people warm after he said he hear screaming and crackling wood.

The Red Cross is providing meals and clothes for 28 people affected.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

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