Fire destroys home near 52nd and South Benton

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fire investigators are looking into what caused a vacant Kansas City, Mo., home to catch on fire early Monday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched to a home near 52nd and South Benton Avenue just after 5 a.m.

Firefighters on the scene used thermal imaging technology to ensure no one was in the home, which appears to have been destroyed.

Investigators later determined the home has been vacant for at least a month.

Firefighters did say the fire did not appear to be intentionally set. A couple of electrical wires in the back of the home appeared to be melted together.

Investigators plan to look through the house when the sun comes up to get a better look at the cause.

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