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2-year-old boy dead after house fire on Wheeling Avenue

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 09:20:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 2-year-old boy is dead after a house fire on Wheeling Avenue early Monday morning.

Firefighters found the boy unresponsive during their search of the structure.

He was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Fire officials said there were several other people in the home who made it out safely.

There were no working smoke detectors in the house.

The fire, which started on the upper floor, is under investigation.

The fire department said anyone who needs a smoke detector should contact them.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.