A fire in Lee’s Summit Friday left one person injured.

A fire in Lee’s Summit Friday left one person injured.

At 7:47 a.m. Friday the Lee’s Summit Fire Department was dispatched to the 1100 block of N.E. Independence Avenue where smoke was seen from a first floor apartment. All occupants were outside the building.

According to a release, firefighters entered the building to find several apartments filling with smoke. The fire from the first apartment had spread into the walls and attic of the building. Firefighters were forced to tear down walls and ceilings to extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading. The fire was extinguished by 8:55 a.m. More than $300,000 worth of damage was caused to the structure.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.