Five safe following fire in KCMO home

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five people are safe following a house fire Monday morning.

Crews said they responded to the 700th block of N. Kansas Ave around 5 a. m.

When fire crews arrived there was heavy smoke and lots of flames coming from the rear of the home according to the Battalion Chief.

All five people in the home made it out safely. Three people were taken to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation according the Battalion Chief.

There were also pets in the home at the time of the fire, but they were rescued according the Battalion Chief.

Fire crews said the house is not a total loss because most of the damage was to the rear of the home.

Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the fire.

Crews are still on scene fighting the occasional flare-ups.

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