5-Year-Old Found Alone In Burning KC Apartment

(Courtesy: KCTV)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City woman is under arrest after firefighters found her 5-year-old son alone in their burning apartment.

KCTV reports the fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in a second-floor unit at an apartment complex on the city's east side.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and got the boy out safely.

Police said the mother returned home a short time later. She was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

The child has been taken into the care of the Missouri Children's Division.

Posted by: Nick Viviani