Friday, January 11, 2013

Fire causes $40K worth of damage

A fire caused about $40,000 worth of damage to a home in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to a fire at 1642 S. 30th St. just after 1:15 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

The fire occurred in the living room of a home where no residents were home during the fire. The American Red Cross, however, was required to assist a family of six, including four children.

No one was injured in the fire. The fire remains under investigation.

Complete statement from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department Battalion Chief Craig Duke:
Crews on the scene within 3 minutes reported smoke coming from the roof a one and half story residential structure. Crews forced entry in to the structure and primary search indicated no residents were at home. Crews had the fire under control within 10 minutes. BPU called to shutoff utilities to structure. Crews remained on scene until occupants arrived on scene. Fire Investigator responded to scene. Estimated damage to structure and contents $40,000. Cause of Fire is undetermined and under investigation. Red Cross called to assist a family of 2 adults and 4 children aged 5, 6, 15, and 17. No injuries were reported.