Kansas City firefighters rescued an elderly man from a burning home early Tuesday.
Fire crews responding to the blaze in the 4600 block of Bales Avenue found a 77-year-old man face down in a hallway in cardiac arrest, said Battalion Chief James Garrett.
Emergency medical personnel took the man to an area hospital.
Fire crews received the alarm at 1:49 a.m. and reached the blaze within two minutes, perhaps aiding the man’s chances of recovery, Garrett said.
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The man lived alone at the home, which had no working smoke detectors, Garrett said. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
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