2 police officers hospitalized, multiple residents displaced after Overland Park apartment fire

Crews respond to an Overland Park fire.

Crews from three local fire departments responded to an apartment fire in Overland Park Friday morning near 119th Street and Switzer Road. Two police officers who responded initially to the fire and helped residents evacuate suffered smoke inhalation and were hospitalized in stable condition. Photo courtesy Overland Park Fire Department.

The Overland Park Fire Department says an unattended electric tea kettle was the likely cause of an apartment fire Friday morning that left two police officers hospitalized and multiple residents temporarily displaced.

Firefighters from Overland Park, Leawood and Olathe were called to the Casa De Fuentes Apartments, 11674 Melrose Street, at 10:56 a.m.