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1 killed, 1 seriously injured in South Benton Avenue house fire

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Posted at 5:26 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 06:54:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person was killed and another seriously injured in a house fire in the 8000 block of South Benton Avenue early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to the scene just after 4:10 a.m. and discovered flames and smoke coming from the house

Initial reports indicated that one person was inside the home, but firefighters removed two people from inside the home.

Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker later confirmed that a man had died in the fire and a woman was alive but in serious condition at the hospital.

Power lines were also reported down in the back of the house, creating another hazard for firefighters.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home and originated at the back of the house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.