Man hospitalized after early morning house fire - KCTV5

Man hospitalized after early morning house fire

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A man was taken to the hospital after an early morning house fire.

It started shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday near East 11th Street and White Avenue.

Fire officials say the man who called it in had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation. He apparently told firefighters that he started the fire because he was being assaulted in his home and needed to "protect himself."

Officers believe the man did not live in there and he may have been pirating electricity.

The house suffered little damage.

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