KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fire destroyed a home Friday morning near Bonita and Topping in Kansas City, Mo.
When firefighters arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Smoke from the house fire could be seen from miles away. A police officer actually saw a huge black plume of smoke from his police station. He asked if there was an active call for a fire and learned there wasn't. The officer took it upon himself to drive by the home and discovered it to be fully engulfed in flames.
Four people in the home escaped without injury. Also in the home were three dogs, and 16 cats. The dogs got out safely, however the cats remain unaccounted for.
Firefighters said the home was difficult to navigate through due to the amount of stuff inside. Firefighters had to retreat and battle the blaze from outside.
The cause is under investigation.