None injured, 10 displaced in Overland Park apartment fire

Picture of Aspen Lodge fire

Photo courtesy: Overland Park Police Department

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A Tuesday morning fire at the Aspen Lodge Apartments in Overland Park, Kan. displaced 10 people from six units.

No injuries were reported from the fire, but the Overland Park Fire Department said the building will “likely be a loss” after suffering significant damage.

Crews showed up to the scene before 7:30 a.m. and saw heavy fire coming from the roof of the two-story building and residents being evacuated.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control after about 40 minutes, but a partial roof collapse interrupted search efforts.

The department believes wood roofs contributed to the rapid spread of the fire that also caused minor roof damage to an adjacent building.

The Red Cross is assisting in relocating two of the 10 displaced people. The other eight were relocated within the apartment complex.

Video provided by Jason Rhodes – Manager, Media for Overland Park Fire Department

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