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Family of seven displaced by fire

Posted at 10:30 AM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 12:38:02-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A family of seven escaped an early morning fire without injury.

Firefighters were called to 2417 N.E. 53rd street shortly after 5:00 a.m. Sunday.

Crews say smoke was showing upon arrival.

A family of seven, two adults and five children escaped the fire.

Officials say gas was off at the home, and they believe the cause was electrical, but an exact cause has not yet been determined. 

Much of the fire was in the attic, but there is some smoke damage throughout.

The Red Cross is providing a place to stay for the family.