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UPDATE: The victim in this fire has been identified as 81-year-old Sterling Burgette Sr.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after Kansas City firefighters discovered a body inside a burning home Thursday morning. 

Around 1:15 a.m., crews responded to a home near Lockridge and Indiana Avenue for a reported house fire. Firefighters found heavy fire and smoke in the living room of the home.

After putting out the flames, crews discovered the body of an adult man. Officials have not released a cause of death yet, and Kansas City Police will lead the investigation.

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