View Full Version : Firefighters injured in Waldo fire

02-16-2007, 12:11 PM
Haven't see this posted...


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two firefighters are in serious condition at the University of Kansas Hospital's burn unit after they were apparently burned in a blaze in Waldo.

The hospital expects four or five more firefighters to arrive at the hospital for treatment.

Battalion Chief Joe Vitale doesn't know the extent of their injuries.

The blaze is burning at Kennedy's Bar & Grill and a bakery shop at 75th and Washington.

Firefighters are battling the blaze from ladders above the business.

Authorities have closed a portion of 75th Street near the blaze.

They've apparently contained it to one building, but they're trying to get it extinguished as quickly as possible.

People with wedding dresses at a wedding shop nearby were concerned about their dresses, but again, the fire appears to only be burning at the grill and bakery across the street.

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The building is the one near the corner of 75th & Wornall. It houses the 75th St Brewery.

02-16-2007, 12:16 PM
firemen are some brave SOB's, I hope they are going to be OK

02-16-2007, 12:19 PM

02-16-2007, 12:19 PM
Flashover is every ff's worst nightmare...most guys dont survive one....

thoughts and prayers needed here all...these fellas have a long road ahead, turnout gear protects you to a point but a flashover will burn through the gear