Firefighters quell major blaze at Mission apartment complex

Firefighters from Truck 21 of CFD-2 were first to the scene of the fire. Upon arrival, heavy smoke was visible. All photos by Daniel M. Blom.
Firefighters from three departments were called to the Wellington Club Apartments at 4900 Broadmoor in Mission late Friday evening. Flames were visible from the roof of one apartment building and residents of nearby apartments were evacuated.
The extent of damage done was significant, though the fire was under control by about 9 p.m.
A firefighter from Truck 21 stretches a line to the hydrant.
Flames visible from the roof of the apartment building.
Firefighters from Overland Park assist CFD-2 and Merriam in putting out the fire.