Victim in fatal Overland Park house fire identified - KCTV5

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Victim in fatal Overland Park house fire identified

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A man died from his injuries after he was pulled from a burning home.

Crews were called just after 9 a.m. Saturday to a house fire in the 103rd block of Reeds Road. The first crews on the scene saw heavy smoke coming from the home.

While firefighters were battling the blaze, they found 54-year-old Shawn Kenneth Marley in the family room area. 

Marley was pulled from the home and died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the fire.

Firefighters said the blaze appears to have started in the front room where Marley was found.

Investigators believe careless discard of smoking materials to be the cause of the fire. It is also believed that the home had no working smoke alarms.

"We can't stress enough to have that piece of mind in your house to have a working smoke detector in your house that can alert you very early on to a working fire," he said. "Fire grows very rapidly in a residence and time is critical and you need to have a smoke detector in your house."

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died at an area hospital from injuries sustained

in the fire.

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