Man pulled from burning KCK home dies at hospital, family says
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man was pulled from a burning home Tuesday morning in Kansas City, Kan., but died at the hospital, according to family members who spoke to FOX 4.
Firefighters were called to a home near 51st and Argentine shortly after 8 a.m.
According to the assistant fire chief, they received a 911 call about a house fire and a man trapped inside. The chief said firefighters arrived within four minutes and within six minutes they had pulled the man from the bathroom.
The man was unconscious so rescue crews performed CPR on him outside and rushed him to a local hospital.
Family members identified him as Ricky Mills, 65. They say he is a husband to Candy, father and grandfather.
His wife, Candy says she woke up after hearing the smoke alarm, ran next door to call 911 and tried to get her husband out of the burning house, but couldn’t.
Relatives say Mills was a retired railroad worker, who was suffering from emphysema, diabetes and had battled lung cancer.
The couple’s one-year-old dog, Gizmo, also died in the fire. Candy suffered minor burns to her face and ears.
They had lived in the home for more than 40 years. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.