Hoarding hinders firefighters' attack on Overland Park fire - KCTV5

Hoarding hinders firefighters' attack on Overland Park fire

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Firefighters faced an unexpected danger after flames caused ammunition to go off inside a home that caught fire.

Crews were called just before 2 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 8800 block of Westbrooke Drive. Residents say they awoke to the smell of smoke.

Authorities say significant hoarding issues hindered their ability to fight the fire. Fire crews were also slowed by fireworks and ammunition that began to discharge.

Firefighters eventually removed part of a wall and extinguished the fire.

Four people were home at the time of the fire. They all made it out safely.

One person suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene.

Authorities believe the home did not have working smoke alarms.

The home suffered fire damage to the basement and first floor with significant smoke damage throughout the house.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

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