Firefighters quickly defeated a home fire in the Northland late Friday morning, fire officials said.
No residents or firefighters were injured.
Firefighters responding to the blaze in the 6100 block of North Mattox Road discovered fire in the home’s garage. After workers nearby evacuated the home’s lone occupant, firefighters entering through the home’s front door began suppressing the fire that was threatening the rest of the home from the garage, said Floyd Peoples, Kansas City Fire Department chief fire marshal.
While firefighters believe the fire began in the garage, its cause remained unclear, Peoples said. It will continue to be investigated over the next 72 hours.
The garage contained a vehicle, and what some believed had been a blast or detonation inside the house was the noise of the car’s tires and air-bags exploding, Peoples said.
While one hydrant near the home was not operating, Peoples said firefighters experienced no issues accessing water. Beyond two pumpers carrying 500 gallons of water each, he said firefighters also had access to a hydrant about three houses down.
“That was a non-issue,” Peoples said.
About 50 firefighters from Kansas City and the Southern Platte Fire Protection District responded, he said.
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