Downed power lines threaten firefighters fighting house fire

Posted on: 5:54 am, February 27, 2013, by , updated on: 06:15am, February 27, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Overland Park Fire Department fought a “stubborn” house fire for more than an hour Tuesday night in the 7200 block of Dearborn Street.

When firefighters arrived just before 9 p.m., they saw flames shooting out of the roof. Crews began attacking the fire while also searching the home and determined it was unoccupied.

Firefighters found numerous hazards in the back yard, including downed power lines and a gas line inside the home that was on fire. Concerned by the possibility of a roof collapse and other dangers, crews fought the fire from outside. KCP&L and Kansas Gas shut down service to the home and firefighters spent more than an hour bringing the fire under control.

No injuries were reported, but the home was destroyed.

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