Five Shawnee firefighters hospitalized after ‘mayday’ call battling blaze at house

Lenexa and Olathe firefighters awaiting assignment near the scene. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

Five Shawnee firefighters were transported to area hospitals after responding to a basement fire late Tuesday.

What happened? Shawnee Fire Chief Rick Potter says firefighters were called to the home at 4610 Silverheel Street at 9:10 p.m.