Monday, January 27, 2014

KCK fire under investigation; American Red Cross called to assist nine, including seven children


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department is investigating a fire that happened Monday evening at 113 N. Early.

The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. Monday evening.

No one was hurt in the fire, but two adults and seven children were forced to evacuate from the home. Total damage was measured at $55,000, according to Kansas City, Kan., PIO Deputy Chief Craig Duke.

Three pets were also saved.

"Crews were informed that all residents had safely evacuated the home," Duke said. "Crews were informed that three dogs were still in the structure. Crews were able to locate the pets and safely remove them. Fire was located in a rear bathroom and had spread to the attic area. Fire was under control within 15 minutes."

The American Red Cross assisted the family.

According to Duke, the fire remains under investigation.