Fire destroys vacant KCMO home near I-70 and Van Brunt

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KCMO fire crews are investigating the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a home Monday afternoon.

When firefighters arrived at the home in the 5600 block of Paloma, heavy smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the home. The home is just south of I-70 and east of Van Brunt.

Around 4:03 p.m., crews were inside knocking out walls in an effort to help put out flames.

Battalion Chief Hugh Oldham says no injuries. No exposure damage was reported either.

Chief Oldham says he was close to have firefighters evacuate the building, but they were able to get the fire under control.

Kansas City Power and Light was at the home Sunday and reported that the home was vacant.

Crews say the home is likely a total loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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