Vacant home near 56th & Kensington destroyed in early morning house fire

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vacant home was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out at a home near 56th & Kensington before 4 a.m.

A neighbor told FOX 4’s Matt Stewart that his dog’s barking work him up around 3 a.m., and he got up and looked around but didn’t see anything. The neighbor adds that his dog started barking again around 3:30 a.m. Around that time another neighbor came ran to his house and told him the house next door was on fire.

It took crews nearly 45 minutes to put out the flames.

No one lived in the house that caught on fire, according to neighbors. The neighbor adds that the landlord kicked out the people living in the home a few months ago.

A home on the other side of the vacant home also has some damage from the heat. The woman living in that home was not injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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