Two taken to hospital due to fire at KCMO high-rise apartment complex

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Firefighters are investigating what caused a high-rise apartment complex to catch on fire Wednesday night.

According to the Raytown Fire Department, which helped fight the flames, the fire erupted around 10:30 p.m. at the Temple Heights Manor apartment complex in the 5400 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff.

Two people were taken to area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening smoke inhalation injuries.

Fire investigators determined the fire started in the living room of a ninth floor apartment.

According to firefighters on the scene, the high-rise was partially evacuated while crews worked to put out flames. At least two apartments were disabled during the fire, and damages were determined to be nearly $14,000.  Fire crews were not sure how many people lived in those two apartments.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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