KCK home, where homicide victim was found in April, burns for 2nd time this year, investigators say cause appears suspicious
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Firefighters in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a house fire at a home Monday morning, and a spokesperson for the fire department told FOX 4 this isn’t the first time they’ve been dispatched to the home.
Firefighters say a home near North 8th Street and Tauromee Avenue went up in flames around 8:26 a.m.
A spokesperson for the fire department tells FOX 4 this is the second time in a year the house has caught on fire. The spokesperson also said while the specific cause of the fire is still under investigation, it appears to be suspicious.
An initial investigation shows the fire was ignited several areas in the house, but thankfully, no one was hurt.
Firefighters on the scene had to call in extra help to handle the fire because the wind made it extremely dangerous. Firefighters made a “water curtain” to prevent it from spreading.
In April, KCK police conducted a homicide investigation at the home after a body was found on the second floor of the home and was covered with trash.
At that time, police told FOX 4 homeless people often stayed at the home. It is not clear if that is still the case.
FOX 4 is working to obtain more information. We will provide updates as they are confirmed.
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