Smoke detector alerts Northland man of fire inside home, gives him enough time to escape safely

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters in the Northland spent the night getting a house fire under control.

Flames took over the home’s garage near 81st Terrace and North Mersington around 12:30 a.m.

A man living in the house woke up, smelled smoke and heard smoke detector. He was able to get his mother and dog out of the house safely. He also pulled the two cars out of the garage before it was destroyed.

There is no word yet on a cause.

Firefighters battled a house fire near 81st Terrace and North Mersington early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters battled a house fire near 81st Terrace and North Mersington early Tuesday morning.