One person reportedly has died when a fire swept through a Gladstone house early Tuesday.
The fire broke out about 6:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of North Howard Avenue, just west of Antioch Road.
Firefighters arriving on the scene reported seeing smoke and fire coming from the home, according to media reports
This was the second fatal fire in the Kansas City area in as many days.
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James Arthur Stoker, 74, of Overland Park died Monday morning when a fire broke out in condo in the 7600 block of West 59th Terrace in Overland Park.
Officials said they believed a discarded cigarette ignited that blaze.
His home had no working smoke alarms.
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