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Woman dies in Grandview house fire, puppy survives

Posted at 9:05 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 12:16:29-04

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — UPDATE, March 15: Grandview police identified the woman who died in the fire at 63-year-old Debra J. White.

A cause of the fire has not been determined.

ORIGINAL | A 63-year-old woman died in a house fire Friday in Grandview, Missouri.

A city spokesperson said Grandview firefighters responded to the blaze in the 200 block of Duck Road shortly before 8 p.m. and quickly put out the fire.

"Once inside firefighters found the body of an elderly woman," a release from the city said.

The Grandview Police Department — which had attempted to rescue the woman unsuccessfully, according to Grandview Police Sgt. Dean Van Winkle — and the MIssouri Division of Fire Safety will investigate the fire.

The dead woman was believed to be a resident of the house.

Firefighters also found a lifeless puppy in the home. They were able to revive the dog after delivering oxygen and Grandview Neighborhood Services Officers took it to a local animal hospital for treatment.

Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department also assisted with fire suppression on an automatic aid call.