2 children killed in fire at Overland Park apartment complex

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OVERLAND PARK (KCTV)- Authorities are searching for what caused a fire at an apartment complex that took the life of two young children early Tuesday morning.

The fire started about 2:50 a.m. at the Colonial Gardens Apartments, located in the 8800 block of Broadmoor Court.

Firefighters say a family was on the bottom floor of the apartment complex when the fire started. They say an infant and a seven-year-old were able to make it out but a three-year-old and a five-year-old were killed in the flames.

The mother of the children was taken to an area hospital with minor burns.

Two men were badly burned and had to jump from a second story unit to escape the flames.

A firefighter was also taken to a hospital for a heat related issue. One other firefighter was treated at the scene.

Firefighters say the fire started in a first-floor apartment and spread to a second story unit.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.