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KCK house destroyed in Monday morning fire

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Raw video: KCK firefighters battle blaze at duplex

Firefighters battling flames that fully engulfed a duplex in Kansas City, Kan., were concerned about a large amount of gun powder or ammo and gasoline inside the garage. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. on a dead-end street in the 5000 blo
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Firefighters battling flames that fully engulfed a duplex in Kansas City, Kan., were concerned about a large amount of gun powder or ammo and gasoline inside the garage. The fire was reported just after 10 a.m. on a dead-end street in the 5000 blo

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after fire destroyed a Kansas City, Kan., house Monday.

The fire was reported just before 10 a.m. Monday on a dead-end street in the 5000 block of Walker Avenue.

Fire officials said the home was a total loss and estimated a loss of about $60,000 in the home’s contents.

Arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames.

They fought the fire from the outside over concerns that the structure would collapse and also after being told there was a large amount of gun powder or ammunition and gasoline inside the garage.

The fire proved challenging in the cold temperatures. Fire crews were instructed to make sure that their wheels were chocked to make sure that they didn’t slide on ice. The fire command requested a salt truck to treat the street.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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