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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A house fire in south Kansas City forced a metro family from their home. Crews were called to a home on 85th Terrace just after 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The fire chief said the fire started in the garage and quickly spread to the attic. The rest of the home suffered smoke and water damage.

Wayne Goebel and his wife were in their home when the fire started and were able to get out safely.

"We were inside watching television. For some reason we did not go to church this morning... and we heard a boom probably back where the back door is. I went out and there was a desk by the back door that was on fire" said Goebel.

Landon Kovac has lived next door to the Goebel family for more than eight years. He was walking his dogs when he saw the fire start.

"I walked the dogs back inside and when I walked back out, I saw the fire explode. It was just everywhere and you could feel the heat," said Kovac.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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