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