Woman seriously hurt in Shawnee house fire

KMBC – December 23, 2013

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A woman was seriously hurt in a house fire in Shawnee on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the 11200 block of West 70th Street about 12:45 p.m. and found fire in the living room of the home.

Authorities said the woman was found in the kitchen area. She was transported to KU Med Burn Center with critical injuries.

“Our thoughts are with the resident and her family right now,” said Shawnee Fire Marshal Corey Sands in a news release. “We will continue to investigate to find out how this fire started and why the resident was not able to get out.”

Officials said they located a smoke alarm in the home, but the battery was not connected. They estimate the damage to the house as around $80,000.

The fire was reported to be under control just after 1 p.m.

The cause is under investigation.


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