Two children, two adults, escape smoke-filled home

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Two adults, one child and a baby thankfully escaped a fire in their Kansas City, Kan. duplex Wednesday morning.

The fire started at about 7:15 a.m. near 10th and Miami Ave.

"That's all that matters. I got the baby out," said Kelly Dickerson, one of the residents. "I felt the heat at the bottom of my feet. I had to jump over the flames to get through the front room to get the baby out."

Although the duplex had smoke detectors, they were not working.

The cause is under investigation, but firefighters believe it started in or near a closet.

The Red Cross was on the scene to help the family. There is an estimated $30,000 in damages.

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4 comments

  • AdrienneRose

    I am Addie, the sister of Angie (The Girl Holding the Baby) and the aunt of the Bryce (The baby with nothing on HIS head). At the time of the fire things were crazy and I agree that the children did not have enough cover. As for my nephew though his hat he had taken off. Instead of all the worries about this that and the other shouldn’t the focus be on those who were actually affected today. I know Kelley a little and some of my family has known her for years. I stay with my sister from time to time across the way from Kelley and her family. I send out my prayers for the family, hope that everything works out and that you can manage to get back on you feet before the holidays. If there is anything that I can do please let my sister or me know and we will try our hardest. As for the others around them affected by lack of gas and anything else I also send out my prayers, I send them out to you more for the fact that you are on here commenting about your lack of gas when there is a family next door that has now lost there HOME, BELONGINGS, MEMORIES, and MUCH MORE. While you only have to spend maybe thirty dollars for a space heater they have to spend 30 thousand on starting over. I have 3 space heaters from my place last winter, two of them are not the best but the third is still like new. Due to the fact that they are needed for those who will be cold this winter because of todays event I am willing to donate them. Kelley and her family will receive the two in the best condition and the third I’ll send to the on who had their gas cut off. I will also donate blankets and when I go through my clothes and household items as I am moving I will set anything aside that Kelley and her family might be able to use. To The Gas Lady: While you sit in your home complaining about your lack of gas, please think about how this family feels with the lack of EVERYTHING. Your worried about yourself instead of the ones who need all our concern right now, THE CHILDREN involved in this incident mostly. I pray that you one day will be able to put someone else’s worries before your own. Even though I still hope that you manage to get your gas fixed, Kelley and her family wouldn’t wish the cold they have to suffer to anyone. BTW: Look at all that hair on that little boys head, no way in the world could my nephew be cold with that beautiful head full of cover. That blanket doesn’t have nothing on his ORIGINAL hat!! Love you Kelley and her Family… Love you Angie and handsome nephew Bryce. WISH YOU THE BEST AND WILL HELP AS MUCH AS I CAN.

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