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Woman killed in KCK house fire

Posted at 11:04 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 14:56:01-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One woman died after a fire Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Kansas.

A spokesperson for the KCK Fire Department said the fire happened at a house in the 200 block of N. 35th Street around 8:50 a.m. The owner of the home was getting firewood when he saw smoke.

When firefighters got to the scene, the house was fully engulfed in flames.

A woman in her 50s who lived upstairs died in the fire. Authorities have not released her name.

Firefighters were trying to get to the woman on a deck that broke while crews were on it. Part of the home also collapsed, further complicating crews' efforts.

A dog also appeared to have died in the fire.

One firefighter hurt his knee while working the blaze and was transported to an area hospital.

Firefighters have not said where the fire started or what caused it. There were no smoke detectors in the home.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.