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Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

Early Morning Structure Fire Displaces Family

On Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 4:51 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 400 Block of NE Bristol Drive. The resident called to report a fire in the house as they were evacuating.

When the fire department arrived, heavy smoke and fire was coming from the front and side of a single-story, single-family residence. Firefighters confirmed that the residents were out of the house and attacked the fire from a defensive position before entering the structure. The fire was under control at 5:30 a.m.

The fire caused extensive damage to the building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.

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