Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fire causes $60K in damages to duplex

A fire to a duplex caused approximately $60,000 worth of damage.

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to a duplex fire at 611 S. 75th Street. The fire happened just shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday night.

No one was hurt in the fire - and the fire remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

The American Red Cross assisted two adults and four children.

Full statement from KCK Fire Department Battalion Chief Craig Duke:
Crews on the scene within 3 minutes reported smoke coming from a duplex. Crews were informed by occupants that everyone was out of the structure after they were alerted by smoke alarms. Primary search of structure confirmed no one was in structure. Heavy fire was located in an upstairs bedroom. Fire had extended to other areas of upper level. Fire was under control within 10 minutes.

Fire was contained to upper level. BPU called to shutoff utilities to structure. Fire Investigator responded to scene. Fire is under investigation. Estimated damage to structure and contents $60,000. Red Cross called to assist 2 adults and 4 children. No injuries reported.

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