Woman injured in east Kansas City house fire
06/25/2014 7:33 PM
06/25/2014 8:02 PM
A woman with severe smoke inhalation was rescued from a house fire in east Kansas City on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman called 911 from the single-story house in the 12500 block of East 54th Terrace shortly after 4 p.m. to report she was having trouble breathing. Emergency crews were dispatched when the call taker lost contact with the woman, said Battalion Chief James Garrett.
Crews found heavy smoke and fire. When they removed the woman from the house she had no pulse and was not breathing, But paramedics were able to restore a pulse while they were transporting the woman, described as being in her 50s, to a hospital.
Garrett said there were no working smoke detectors inside the cluttered home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
| Matt Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
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