Apartment fire displaces four in Overland Park, but leaves none injured

Overland Park fire crews worked to douse the apartment fire that left four people without a place to stay Saturday evening. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

Four people were displaced by an apartment fire Saturday evening in Overland Park.

Firefighters from the Overland Park and Lenexa Fire Departments were called to 7820 England Street in the Village View Apartments at 6:07 p.m.

Overland Park Fire Department Media Manager Jason Rhodes says firefighters arrived to report smoke and fire from a second-story apartment with all residents out safely.

“Crews went to work attacking a kitchen fire that had flashed over and involved the kitchen and living room area of one apartment,” Rhodes said in a news release. “The fire was knocked down quickly, but the unit suffered significant fire damage.”

Three nearby apartments are also uninhabitable due to smoke and water damage.

Rhodes says the quick knockdown of the fire kept it from spreading to a common attic that joins eight additional units.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.

The Red Cross is assisting four people.