House fire in central Cass County claims life of man in his 50s

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CASS COUNTY Mo. --  A fire in central Cass County claimed the life of one person early Friday morning.

A Pleasant Hill Fire dispatcher confirmed the fatality occurred near P-Highway and 203rd Street.

According to an officer on the scene, two men in their 50s lived in the home. They woke up to the smell of smoke and tried to escape. One of the men made it out of the home, one did not.

The home is a total loss.

Fire investigators are on the scene trying to determine the cause. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

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