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Significant damage to Overland Park home following overnight house fire

Posted at 3:23 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 06:19:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Overland Park home suffered significant smoke and fire damage from an overnight house fire.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the 6900 block of Horton Street just after 3 a.m. They found a home ablaze and everyone evacuated safely.

Firefighters quickly attacked the fire in the front rooms of the home, while additional crews searched to be sure no one else was inside.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire out because "excessive contents" inside the home made it difficult for firefighters to get around.

The person inside the home reported waking to the sound of fire and evacuating. It is unknown if there were working smoke alarms inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and no firefighters were hurt in the incident.