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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Woman injured in two-alarm house fire dies

Posted: September 17, 2013 - 8:18pm
Updated: September 20, 2013 - 8:49pm


The Leawood Fire Department confirmed Friday morning that, 53-year-old, Diane Jakobe passed away as a result of the injuries she suffered in Tuesday's house fire.

Officials say the age of the home made the fire harder to extinguish. Firefighters found several layers of roofing, keeping the fire contained inside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Original Report:

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A Leawood woman was critically injured when her house caught fire Tuesday evening.

The call was dispatched around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9441 Meadow Lane, just west of Lee Boulevard and north of 95th Street, in Leawood. (Map below)

Fire crews reported flames visible from one corner of the home on their arrival and received reports that a woman lived in the home alone.

Crews quickly located an unresponsive woman and rescued her from the structure. Johnson County Med-Act reported that the woman was not breathing and began CPR. Med-Act transported the woman to an area hospital in critical condition.

A second alarm was dispatched, just after the woman was rescued, and all crews were ordered to evacuate from the structure due to the threat of the roof collapsing. Crews reported heavy fire in the homes attic with flames visible through the roof.

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Two firefighters were also injured, a Leawood Fire Department spokesperson said, "they might need a few stitches but, they were not seriously injured."

The fire was reported to be under control around 8:30 p.m.. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

The Leawood Fire Department was assisted by the Overland Park Fire Department and Consolidated Fire District No. 2.

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