Overland Park gives direction on how to help support victims of City Place fire

Photo via city of Overland Park
Photo via city of Overland Park

Overland Park officials this morning are still sorting through the aftermath of Monday’s massive fire at the City Place development near College Boulevard and Neiman Road. The mixed-use development was mid-construction when the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon, shooting hot ash and debris into the sky that sparked 17 house fires in the residential development to the south of the site.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze — a 40-person arson task force was briefed on the situation this morning and is in the process of examining the scene — but efforts got quickly underway to offer assistance to those affected.