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Cause of 2 overnight fires in Kansas City, Missouri, under investigation

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Posted at 2:33 AM, Jan 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-05 08:27:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department was called to two separate house fires overnight.

The first started around 12:45 a.m. Thursday near E. 28th Street and Van Brunt.

No one was inside the home at the time, and the fire was extinguished quickly, according to the fire chief.

The second started around 1:15 a.m. near E. 31st Street and Wabash.

Firefighters say one person was inside the home, but the fire department helped them evacuate safely.

KCFD believes the fire started in the back of the home where the structure sustained smoke damage.

No injuries were sustained in either fire.

The causes of both fires remain under investigation.