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One man dead in overnight house fire in Kansas City, Kansas

Greeley House Fire
Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-18 06:29:20-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters responded to an overnight house fire in Kansas City, Kansas, which took the life of one man.

The blaze occurred at a home in the 3100 block of Greeley Avenue. The fire was reported at 12:54 a.m. according to Assistant Chief Scott Schaunaman of the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department.

Crews arrived and found flames blowing out of the ranch-style house.

Firefighters knocked down the fire in about 15 minutes and the fire was out at 1:30 a.m., Schaunaman said.

There is still no word on where the victim was found, or the identity of the victim.

Schauman said at least six others escaped the fire.

About a dozen small apartments had been constructed inside the house.

Each living space had a microwave oven and a space heater, he said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This story will be updated as information is available.