KCK house fire flames spread to neighboring home

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Firefighters were sent to the scene of a massive fire in the 2400 block of South 13th Terrace on Monday night. A FOX 4 photographer took this picture of the extensive blaze:

Scene of a house fire in the 2400 block of S. 13th Terrace in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo: Jon Haiduk/WDAF-TV)

Scene of a house fire in the 2400 block of S. 13th Terrace in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo: Jon Haiduk/WDAF-TV)

FOX 4's Katie Banks reports that the fire scene spread across several blocks, and flames from the house where it started also spread to an adjacent home:

For a time there were sparks flying into trees, prompting people to hose off their decks in an effort to keep the fire from spreading to their home.

Neighbors told FOX 4 that a man, his girlfriend and some dogs lived in the home where the fire initially started then it spread to other homes including one where neighbors say a woman lived with her five grandchildren.

So far there's been a single injury reported, and we're told that person was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses said it was an upsetting scene.

"It looked like something just blew up. It looked like it just blew up and there's a truck right on this side, and it just started popping, it just exploded. I was sad, I was hoping it don't come over here. We feel sorry for the people that's in there," said neighbor Delores Hale.

Another witness said it appeared that the fire may spread to a third home.

"That whole house and garage and his vehicle were engulfed in flames, and then it was flying over to the next yard. Her house caught on fire, it started going to the third house," said Yvonne Sanchez.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. A neighbor says the fire may have started with a wood-burning stove, but officials have not confirmed that.

According to fire investigators, the fire was extinguished in 30 minutes but still manged to cause and estimated total loss of $100,000.