Several people were rescued during an apartment fire in Independence early Wednesday morning.
The Independence Fire Department says they were dispatched to the Imperial Apartments at 101 16th Avenue Northwest around 3:15 am, with a report of multiple people trapped in an apartment fire.
Several area fire departments responded as well.
Five adults and two children were rescued from the apartments. The fire department says the victims were checked over and treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Red Cross has been called in to assist the families who were displaced.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.