A warehouse used by Kansas City police to store evidence and property was damaged by a fire early Thursday. Kansas City firefighters were called about 12:30 a.m. to the 5300 block of Municipal Avenue. Fire crews said a sprinkler system did work, containing the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Police said they are assessing the damage, and that is too early to know how many cases will be effected. Officials said only a few shelves out of the entire warehouse were burned. That warehouse contained evidence dating back to the 1970’s. The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office said it is working with KCPD to determine any potential impact to criminal cases.