Fire destroys Blue Springs house

A fire late Saturday afternoon destroyed a house on the northeast side of Blue Springs.

The blaze was reported around 5 p.m. by a teenage boy who lived at the home, said assistant chief Eddie Saffell of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

The home is in a subdivision at the corner of N.E. Field Creek Drive and N.E. Ridge Creek Drive. Saffell estimated the structure loss to be $130,000 to $140,000. Firefighters were still on the scene at 6:15 p.m., and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Judy L. Thomas, jthomas@kcstar.com