Crews rescue man from Independence house fire

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - One man is in critical condition after his house caught fire just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Independence police responded to a house fire in the 2900 block of Claremont. There they found a man trapped in the back bedroom.

Fire crews were able to pull him to safety. He was taken to an area hospital with critical injures.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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