Kansas City Fire Captain Suffers 2nd Degree Burns – Woman Missing

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By late Sunday evening, firefighters had extinguished the flames that shot through the home in the 500 block of West 123rd Terrace for several hours. As they worked the fire, Capt. Charlie Cashen — who was among the first to arrive at the scene — was being treated at the University of Kansas Hospital for second degree burns along one arm, elbow and part of his back, said James Garrett, a Fire Department battalion chief and spokesman.

“He went to the front of the residence, and as he went to the front, something took place where he was burned,” Garrett said. That prompted a “mayday” call, and the structure was evacuated.

The person still thought to be in the home had reportedly been in a basement room. On Monday morning, there was still no announcement about that person.

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