Thursday, February 6, 2014

KCK resident treated after Wednesday night fire; three pets killed


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A woman was taken to an area hospital following a fire at 3232 Pomeroy Drive.

Kansas City, Kan., firefighters responded to a fire just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. The fire, which remains under investigation, caused over $55,000 worth of damage to the property.

A female resident of the home was transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Two cats and a ferret were killed in the fire. Other pets were successfully rescued by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

A man inside the house was not injured.

"Crews on the scene within three minutes reported heavy smoke coming from a one-story wood framed residential structure," said Craig Duke, public information officer for the KCK Fire Department. "Crews were informed that all residents had self evacuated. Primary search confirmed all residents were out of the structure."

The fire remains under investigation by the KCK Fire Department.

A total of 21 firefighters reported to the scene.

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