Fire engulfs house on Kansas City's east side - KCTV5

Fire engulfs house on Kansas City's east side

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The Kansas City Fire Department responded at 5:24 a.m. to a call of a house fire on the 4600 block of Chestnut Avenue. (KCTV5) The Kansas City Fire Department responded at 5:24 a.m. to a call of a house fire on the 4600 block of Chestnut Avenue. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Fire fully engulfed a Kansas City house early Monday morning, but crews contained the blaze quickly.

The Kansas City Fire Department responded at 5:24 a.m. to a call of a house fire on the 4600 block of Chestnut Avenue. Responding crews found the back end of the house covered in flames and went to work dousing the fire with water.

Firefighters had most of the fire knocked down by 5:38 a.m. No one was hurt.

The house appears to be vacant but undergoing rehabilitation, according to a battalion chief on the scene.

The person who called in the fire reported hearing an explosion beforehand, but the battalion chief said crews have found no evidence of an explosion. The sound was likely from something inside the house popping while on fire, he said.

Firefighters rolled up their hoses about 6:25 a.m. and left a few crew members behind to douse any hot spots.

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