A firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital when he fell from the roof of a burning home in the 3900 block of Flora Avenue in Kansas City on Monday afternoon, according to the fire department’s spokesman.
Firefighters helped three people escape from the burning home.
A person in the home at the time of the fire also was taken to an area hospital due to smoke inhalation.
The fire was reported 12:06 p.m. Monday, according to fire department spokesman James Garrett. One of the residents was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation.
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Garrett said one firefighter had serious injuries when he fell off the roof. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The home was heavily damaged and the cause of the fire is under investigation.