ABC 17 News has confirmed firefighters, emergency responders and police responded to a fire in the 600 block of Broadway in Jefferson City around 4 p.m. Monday.
Crews put out a small fire that was in and around a bathroom trash can inside an empty first-floor apartment. All other apartments had already been evacuated because of the smoke except for one person on the building’s second story.
Investigators believe it was accidental and reminded people to use caution when getting rid of “smoldering materials.”
The Red Cross is now helping the tenant where the flames started find somewhere to stay.
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