Two people die in Kansas City house fire

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Fire Department put out a fire on Monday afternoon at a home in the 400 block of Colorado Avenue, and reports that two people died. The home is located a couple of blocks south of Budd Park.

The fire department confirmed the two deaths, but details about how the fire started weren't immediately released. Firefighters went to the scene at about 3:30 p.m.

Investigators told FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien that a man and woman died. She reports that a man at the scene told investigators he believes his sister was one of the victims, a woman who was in her mid-40s, and her boyfriend.

He said a family member watching the news at 5 p.m saw the house and said they believed that's where his sister had been staying during a period where she'd been homeless.

He said he believes that she had been staying there for about six months. However, neither of the victims have been positively identified yet, FOX 4 will update this story with that information when it's released.

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