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.