KCK house fire considered suspicious

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Several people were forced out into the cold after a suspicious fire tore through their Kansas City, Kan., home.

The fire happened Monday night shortly after 8 p.m. near 10th and Rowland. Neighbors said the fire was deliberately set.

"Somebody threw a fire bomb through the window," Floyd Jackson, neighbor, said. "But there was a hole straight through that top window."

Jackson said after the person threw the fire bomb they jumped into a car and took off.

When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in heavy flames and smoke. The fast-moving fire spread to homes on both sides.

Nearly 30 firefighters worked to get the fire under control. Crews had to fight it in the defensive mode because there was a threat of the house collapsing.

The people living in the house managed to escape without injury, however damages to the house are estimated to be about $80,000. The Red Cross is currently assisting them.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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