By Associated Press - Monday, October 26, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have reopened a Kansas City street where two firefighters died during a building fire and collapse earlier this month.

The two veteran firefighters died while crews were fighting the Oct. 12 building fire in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports ( that on Sunday they reopened the section of Independence Avenue where the building was located. Part of the busy urban roadway had been closed since the fire.

John Ham, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says investigators have been aware of the impact of street closings on surrounding residents and businesses.

Investigators are expected to continue studying fire debris at the site this week.


Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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