Five people homeless after Shawnee fire

 

December 27, 2020



SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials in the Kansas City suburb of Shawnee, Kansas, are continuing to investigate a fire that left five adults homeless.

The fire broke out around noon Sunday. By the time firefighters arrived smoke was coming from the roof.

Investigators say the fire started in a fireplace and spread to the walls. All five adults were able to get out safely but damage to the home was estimated at $75,000.

Deputy Fire Chief Corey Sands said the incident is a "reminder for us to have our fireplaces professionally inspected and cleaned at least once a year."

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