Fire destroys home where dad lived with 2 kids, firefighter taken to hospital for minor burns

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City, Mo., home was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning.

Kansas City firefighters were dispatched to the home in the 6000 block of E. 14th Street around 4:45 a.m.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw heavy flames coming from the home so they quickly began searching for people inside.

"We started a fire attack immediately and had a couple companies doing a search from the ground floor up,"  Battalion Chief England said. "And we found no one in the structure thank goodness."

Fire erupted in attack and firefighters had to evacuate the structure. Firefighters say no one was home at the time of the fire, but a firefighter was sent to the hospital with minor burn injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Neighbors told FOX 4 that a father and his two children live in the home.

"I woke up and heard the ambulance and the sirens, and I was thinking that maybe my neighbors was ill,"  Chrystal VanDunk said. "But I came out to this. The house is totally in flames."

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.

KCFD on the scene of a house fire at 6027 E 14th Street in KCMO.