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2 homes total losses after flames rip through them in early-morning fires

Posted: 6:11 AM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 08:43:15-04
No one inured in early-morning house fire
No one inured in early-morning house fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City fire crews battled two different house fires overnight, both of which were total losses.

All that was left of a home near 37th and Wayne were stone porch supports and some framing and siding after it caught fire around 5 a.m.

When firefighters got there, they said they found the roof fully engulfed in flames. They attacked it from the ground and from above but did not go inside the home.

Fire crews did pull down a side wall of the home to gain another angle on the fire.

At first, crews said they thought an evacuation of the area may have been necessary because of how quickly the fire was spreading, but residents were able to stay in their homes.

The home's neighbors to the right suffered some cosmetic damage to their house, while the house on the left only needed to be cooled off by firefighters.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation two hours after it ignited.

A Kansas City home near 29th and Topping Avenue was also damaged after flames ripped through it early Friday morning. 

The Kansas City Fire Department said crews responded around 3 a.m. 

Battalion Chief Hugh Oldham said seven fire trucks responded to the scene. 

When crews arrived, the roof was fully engulfed in flames. Oldham said the man who lives in the home was safe outside. 

Firefighters attempted to go inside the home to fight the fire. Oldham said there was so much stuff inside the home, it was unsafe for firefighters to go inside and move around safely, so crews attacked the fire from outside. 

There were no injuries from the fire. 

The cause is under investigation. Oldham said fireworks have been ruled out.