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Saturday, January 11, 2014

VIDEO: Man dies after being rescued from inside burning home

Posted: January 11, 2014 - 9:24am
Updated: January 11, 2014 - 11:19pm

A man rescued from his burning home Saturday morning in Overland Park, has passed away.

A neighbor alerted firefighters of smoke pouring from a home in the 10300 block of Reeds Drive just after 9 a.m.. Saturday. The address is west of Nall Avenue and south of 103rd Street.

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Firefighters entered the home where they reported a working fire. About a minute later a second crew entered the home and located a male victim. Firefighters removed the man from the home, to the care of Johnson County Med-Act.

Med-Act personnel along with an Overland Park Fire paramedic performed life-saving measures on the scene and rushed the man to an area hospital in critical condition.

Overland Park Fire officials confirmed, Saturday evening, that the man had passed away from his injuries.

Investigators say the male victim was found in the same room as the fire. His exact cause of death remains under investigation, pending an autopsy.

Firefighters reported the fire to be under control at 9:40 a.m.. The fire heavily damaged the home's main floor and there is smoke damage throughout the structure.

The fire is believed to have been sparked by improperly disposed smoking materials. Investigators believe there were no working smoke alarms in the home.

Consolidated Fire District No. 2 was also on the scene assisting Overland Park Fire.

No other injuries were reported.

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