Independence Assisted Living Center Evacuated Due to Smoke

An assisted living center in Independence was evacuated due to smoke in the building on Sunday night.

The Independence Fire Department says they were called Prairie Hills shortly before 7 pm. When they arrived on the scene, staff was evacuating residents and smoke was coming from the laundry room.

An investigation found that a faulty washing machine caused the smoke.

Fire crews were on the scene for about an hour, using positive pressure to ventilate the building of smoke.

No injuries were reported.



photo courtesy of Independence Fire Department