An apartment complex under construction caught fire in Overland Park Monday night. Our sister station at KSHB in Kansas City reports construction materials and chemicals inside the apartment building may have caused the fire to spread more quickly.
The two apartment buildings being built were destroyed. A fire department spokesman, Jason Rhodes, said it looked like "a bit of a war zone."
Crews are battling a fire at The Royale at CityPlace in Overland Park.
Firefighters were called to the apartment complex at College Boulevard and Nieman Road around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The building is still under construction.
Several homes in the area have also caught fire due to wind. The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.