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KCFD: Cause of fire near Corbin Terrace, Summit Street believed to be arson

No injuries reported
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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 13:16:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Update | Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department Spokesperson Jason Spreitzer says the department considers the fire to be suspicious and believes the cause to be arson.

The fire remains under investigation.

Original Story | The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department began fighting a fire around 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Corbin Terrace and Summit Street.

KCFD spokesperson Jason Spreitzer says at least three structures were involved. Two were under construction.

As a precaution, the incident was called in as a 2-alarm fire.

Crews continued to work around 9:15 p.m. to fight the fire with defensive tactics, using large amounts of water.

Extinguishing Corbin Terrace, Summit Street fire

Corbin Terrace, Summit Street fire

Spreitzer reports the heat from the fire was so intense it melted street signs and posed danger to houses in the immediate area.

One surrounding residence's garage contained a motorcycle that was destroyed. A bumper also melted off of a car due to the heat.

Despite the exacerbated heat of the fire due to the high temperatures outside, Spreitzer says no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. At this time, it is not believed to have been electrical as there were no known electrical hookups.

This is a developing story and may be updated.