Deadly Overland Park Inferno Thursday

We normally don't blog fires but this blaze seems pretty bad and dominates morning coverage.

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As crews battled the blaze they discovered a body inside the home.

The cause of death has not yet been determined - whether it was caused by the fire, or if a crime may have occurred . . .

Firefighters from Leawood, Lenexa, and Shawnee also went to the scene to help. The fire was so intense that investigators were not immediately able to search the apartment where the fire is believed to have started. Investigators were able to check it out a few hours later, and they say they did not find a body inside. An inspection of the apartment will resume during the daytime.

Firefighters say at least six apartments are too damaged to live in. The Red Cross is helping people find shelter.

The injured firefighter is expected to be OK.

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Fire crews locate body found inside burned home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City firefighters discovered a body inside a home after a fire early Thursday morning. Crews were called to 3200 block of Lockridge Street about 1:15 a.m. on a reported house fire. As crews battled the blaze they discovered a body inside the home.

One missing after Overland Park apartment catches fire

One person is missing and a firefighter has minor injuries after a blaze broke out at an Overland Park apartment building early Thursday morning.Firefighters were called to the area of Newton Street and 93rd Street just before 1:00 a.m. They arrived to find smoke and fire shooting out of an apartment.

Overland Park Fire crews battling three- alarm apartment fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Overland Park Fire Department is battling a three- alarm fire at an apartment building in the 9200 block of Newton. Firefighters were called to the complex just after 1:00 a.m., with reports of possible trapped victims. The Fire Department rescued four victims from the building.

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