House destroyed in early morning fire

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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 thereĀ  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.

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  • Ben

    With all those stinkin’ cats, the house had to come down anyway. WTH is wrong with those people. If they were receiving food stamps with 18 pets in the house, that pet food money should have been used instead of making the taxpayers buy their food. Some people need a good slap along the head to knock some sense into them.

  • Krystal

    No they didn’t receive food stamps the elder lady would feed stray cats and took them all to the vet if need be some people should be slapped for being so hateful when they no clue what the situation is