Firefighters respond to apartment fire near 9th & Indiana in KCMO

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Firefighters are on the scene of an apartment fire near 9th and Indiana in Kansas City .

FOX 4's Molly Balkenbush was that apartment complex and spoke to firefighters on the scene.

Fire crews said when they arrived the apartment was fully engulfed in flames. Thankfully, there were no injuries because it appears no one was there when the blaze began.

They said it appears the apartment complex is under construction or in the middle of renovations and doesn't look like anyone lives inside right now. They noted that none of the utilities were on in the building.

"We made an interior attack. It appeared to be boarded it up at the time, at least part of it was boarded up. We still had to do a search and we cleared the building. There weren't any victims. No residents appear to be here," England said.

The fire appears to have started on the second floor, and spread the attic space.

Witnesses told investigators there may have been someone in the building at some point Sunday evening. There's no word yet what exactly caused the fire.

"We had some reports, I believe our investigators talked to neighbors who saw some people go in and said occasionally people go in and out of it it, homeless, but we don't really know anything beyond that or what happened tonight," England added.

Firefighters said the building is not a total loss. The first floor was not touched by flames.

Firefighters said KCPD will assist in the investigation.

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