Fire crews investigating deadly condo fire in Overland Park


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Fire crews are investigating a deadly condo fire Tuesday afternoon in Overland Park.

The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. near Outlook Street south of West 95th Street.

Crews searched the address reported to contain the fire but then located heavy smoke in an another unit where they found a kitchen fire which was quickly extinguished.

During the search, a woman and dog were found dead in the front room of the condo.

No other injuries were reported.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Next door, Jean Ann Clemons called 911, not knowing initially where the smoke was coming from.

“When I walked in my door, my house was full of smoke and my smoke alarm was going crazy,” Clemons said.

Over the years, Clemons had gotten to know the victim.

“She had no car, and she had fallen and gotten hurt, and she was in a lot of pain sometimes, so I took her lots of places,” Clemons said.  “I can’t imagine why her dog didn’t alarm her or something.”

The fire is reported to be out now, but the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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