Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fire causes $150K damage to home

The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department is investigating a Saturday night fire that caused over $150,000 worth of damage.

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to 3630 N. 63rd Street on a fire call at around 9:30 p.m. The fire happened at a two-story home.

No one was hurt in the fire, but it did cause $150,000 worth of damage to the home. Five occupants inside the home evacuated during the fire.

"Fire crews reported flames coming from the front of the structure," said Kevin Shirley, deputy chief of the KCK Fire Department. "All occupants had self evacuated. Fire crews initially attacked the fire from the inside, but because of the potential of the roof collapsing, were forced to back out and fight a defensive fight."

The American Red Cross was offered to the five residents of the home, but it was declined.

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