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Fire kills two dogs at house near Kansas City’s Loose Park

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Firefighters were called to a home Thursday afternoon where large flames were shooting from the back of it. The fire at 827 W. 57th Street started at about 1:45 p.m. in the basement.

The home is near Loose Park, south of the Country Club Plaza. Firefighters say it is a total loss. The homeowners also lost their two dogs to the fire. The homeowner told FOX 4's Megan Brilley that he can deal with the loss of his home, but he doesn't know how he's going to tell his kids about the dogs.

He said he left his house at about 11:30 a.m. and returned about 1:45 p.m. and saw it was on fire. He tried to get in to save the dogs, but the fire was too intense.

Firefighters are still working to determine the cause.
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