Friday, October 7, 2022

ATF says KC apartment fire that sent 15 people to hospitals ‘intentionally set’

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says an apartment fire early Friday that sent 15 people to hospitals was intentionally set. Kansas City firefighters say they got the call to go out to East 42nd Street near Pittman Road at about 12:30 am Smoke and fire were already visible when they arrived. First responders say everyone on the ground floor of the apartment was able to get out , but the fire had destroyed the stairs and people on the second floor and higher needed to be rescued.Two children and five adults were seriously hurt, and eight others are recovering in the hospital. In all, nine of the injured were children.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says an apartment fire early Friday that sent 15 people to hospitals was intentionally set.

The ATF announced a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the identification of the person or persons responsible for setting the fire.

Kansas City firefighters say they got the call to go out to East 42nd Street near Pittman Road at about 12:30 am Smoke and fire were already visible when they arrived.

First responders say everyone on the ground floor of the apartment was able to get out, but the fire had destroyed the stairs and people on the second floor and higher needed to be rescued.

Two children and five adults were seriously hurt, and eight others are recovering in the hospital. In all, nine of the injured were children.

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