Man dies in house fire on Sunday morning in KC - KCTV5 News

Man dies in house fire on Sunday morning in KC

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A 30-year-old man has died in a Sunday morning house fire in KC.

Firefighters received the call about the fire around 8:40 a.m. and then went to the 1200 block of W. 41st Street.

When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy black smoke coming from the house. 

Inside, the found the man's body.

Kansas City fire crews were in there less than three minutes. They said it was challenging to find their way inside. 

“The way the house is cut up, the only way that we could enter into the upstairs apartment is through the rear and so we had to find that access pretty quickly," said Kansas City Fire Department Deputy Chief James Garret. 

The house is a rental with two tenants; one lived upstairs and one lived downstairs.

The man who lived downstairs works at KCI airport and came home to the scene, learning that the man living upstairs had died.

“Everything's pretty much flooded out," Matt Messer said. “I don't think anything's salvageable but... just lean on friends on family I guess until we figure it all out” 

No other information is available at this time.

Investigators are still working to find out what caused the fire.

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