16-year-old dies in Kansas City house fire at Wheeling and St. John

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Firefighters were called to the area of Wheeling Ave and St. John just after 10 a.m. Saturday morning.  When crews arrived they called for more crews to battle a working house fire.

Firefighters found a 16-year-old female in the second story of the house. They were able to get her out soon after they arrived, but she was pronounced dead from smoke inhalation shortly after, a public information officer told FOX4.

Crews were able to have the fire under control within 20 minutes.

No one else was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and we will have more information as it becomes available.

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