SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Authorities say a person smoking while using oxygen apparently sparked a blaze that forced the partial evacuation of a Springfield apartment building with about 200 units.
KTTS-FM reports that the fire started early Wednesday on the third floor of the Franciscan Villa. One person was rushed to a hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.
A nonprofit group, called The Kitchen, operates Franciscan Villa as an affordable housing community.
Information from: KTTS-FM, http://www.ktts.com