Feb 27, 2021 7:00 PM

3-year-old dies, 2 adults injured in KC-area apartment fire

Posted Feb 27, 2021 7:00 PM

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 3-year-old child died and two adults suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Blue Springs apartment complex on Friday.

The fire was reported Friday morning at the Apple Gate East apartment complex, said Fire Chief Jeff Grote, of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. A man and woman were able to escape the blaze. Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes but found the child dead inside, Grote said.

The two adults were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Grote did not say how the child and adults were related. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Blue Springs is approximately 19 miles east of Kansas City.