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Firefighters find body at scene of blaze

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The house fire was difficult to get under control. It burned so quickly and intensely that firefighters had to back off and go into defensive mode. A large portion of the home collapsed before firefighters could search that area. The house fire was difficult to get under control. It burned so quickly and intensely that firefighters had to back off and go into defensive mode. A large portion of the home collapsed before firefighters could search that area.
The fire started about 1:30 a.m. near Thompson and Indiana avenues. The fire started about 1:30 a.m. near Thompson and Indiana avenues.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Firefighters have found a body at the scene of an early morning fire that destroyed a man's home.

The body was found shortly after 11 a.m. Friday and officials are trying to determine if it is that of the elderly man who neighbors said lived there alone.

The fire started about 1:30 a.m. near Thompson and Indiana avenues.

Prior to the finding, neighbors were worried because they said the man's car was parked at the home, but they hadn't seen any signs of him.

The house fire was difficult to get under control. It burned so quickly and intensely that firefighters had to back off and go into defensive mode. A large portion of the home collapsed before firefighters could search that area.

Firefighters had to wait for daylight and larger equipment to search the part of the home that collapsed.

Neighbors said the man's bedroom was in the part of the home that collapsed.

They said he recently had bypass surgery that made it difficult for him to walk around.

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