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Man dies after being pulled from burning house in northeast KC

Updated: 2014-01-04T18:57:32Z

A man died after he was pulled from a burning home by firefighters Saturday morning in northeast Kansas City.

Kansas City firefighters responded to a house fire at 5619 St. John Ave about 8 a.m. Smoke billowed from the single-story structure, said Battalion Chief James Garrett. Firefighters were told people were inside.

A man, who had not been identified Saturday, was found at the rear of the house. Garrett said the residence had no working smoke detectors.

The man was transported to a local hospital where he later died. No other people were found in the house.

Neither the amount of damage nor the cause of the blaze had been determined Saturday.

Mará Rose Williams, mdwilliams@kcstar.com.

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