Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A massive fire in Kansas City claims the life of two firefighters and injures two others.

KANSAS CITY, MO -- A Kansas City Fire Department official says two firefighters were killed and two were wounded when a burning building collapsed.

Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett tells the Kansas City Star crews were dispatched to a building on the northeast side of town around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He says firefighters found the building that includes apartments heavily damaged, and they evacuated people from inside.

Garrett says firefighters were clearing an area with a partially collapsed roof when the structure collapsed further, injuring four of them. He tells the newspaper two firefighters have died. The firefighters were not immediately identified.