Family escapes duplex fire in KCK - KCTV5

Family escapes duplex fire in KCK

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The fire started about 2:30 a.m. at a duplex in the 1800 block of N 51st Terrace. (KCTV5) The fire started about 2:30 a.m. at a duplex in the 1800 block of N 51st Terrace. (KCTV5)
Fire officials believe the fire started in the basement on the right side of the duplex. (KCTV5) Fire officials believe the fire started in the basement on the right side of the duplex. (KCTV5)
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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A family was forced to flee their home early Wednesday morning after it burst into flames.

The fire started about 2:30 a.m. at a duplex in the 1800 block of North 51st Terrace.

Fire officials believe the fire started in the basement on the right side of the duplex. The left side of the duplex is unoccupied.

No one was hurt by the flames, but the family will have to find another place to spend the night. The American Red Cross has been called to help the family.

Firefighters were able to help the family gather a few items before they were sent to a hotel.

The family says working smoke detectors alerted them to the fire.

A majority of the damage from the flames was to the back of the duplex.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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