Monday, January 26, 2015

69-year-old woman found dead in KCK fire


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A 69-year-old woman was killed in a fire this weekend in Kansas City, Kan.

The fire happened shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning at 204 N. 2nd Street. Firefighters arrived at the residential four-plex, discovering heavy fire near the front on the building.

"Crews were informed by neighbors that someone may have been in the structure," said Craig Duke, public information officer for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department. "Crews attacked the fire that had spread throughout the structure."

Once inside, the 69-year-old woman was discovered in a bedroom upstairs.

She was quickly removed from the scene, but Duke said she had already died from her injuries in the fire.

Along with the woman, a man in the structure was injured and suffered burns to his back and feet. A firefighter also suffered what was described by Duke as "minor injuries."

The cost of the fire is approximately $200,000

The fire remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.