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Man pulled from burning Shawnee home dies at hospital


August 26, 2021

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A man pulled from the basement of a burning home in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, has died from his injuries at a hospital, officials in Shawnee said.

Firefighters were called to the home on West 52nd Terrace late Monday night, the Shawnee Fire Department said in a news release.

Four of five people in the home were able to safely escape, officials said, but firefighters had to enter the house to try to rescue 53-year-old Matthew Deckard from the basement. Firefighters pulled him from the home, started CPR and rushed him to a Kansas City hospital in critical condition...

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