West Peculiar firefighter killed in Sunday morning structure fire

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PECULIAR, Mo. — A West Peculiar firefighter was killed Sunday morning battling a structure fire, according to Raymore police.

The fire started shortly after 11 a.m. at a home near Deer Run Road and 221st Street / Peek Road in Peculiar.

Grandview Fire Chief Ron Graham says the firefighter fell through the floor near the front door of the home as firefighters entered the home. The firefighter fell into the basement and was critically hurt.

The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital where he died.

The name of the firefighter has not been released at this time.

Neighbors say everyone inside the house was able to get out and say it was an electrical fire.

The Kansas City Fire Department said Sunday afternoon, “Our hearts go out to the family of the firefighter lost and the entire West Peculiar Fire Department.”

The Lenexa Fire Department also responded saying “deeply saddened to hear of the firefighter’s passing. Our hearts go out to the firefighter’s family and department.”

An investigation into the fire is ongoing.

FOX4 has a crew on the scene and will update as new information becomes available. Stay tuned for updates.

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