Vacant house fire on South 10th under investigation

A fire at a vacant house at 616 S. 10th, Kansas City, Kansas, is under investigation, according to a Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department spokesman.

The fire was at 11:31 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3.

When firefighters arrived, they saw heavy fire showing from the first and second floors of the single-family house, according to the spokesman.

Crews attacked the fire and a general alarm was sounded. The structure was ordered to be evacuated as the fire spread throughout the attic and was starting to burn through the roof, the spokesman stated.

Firefighters went into a defensive mode of fighting the fire, with elevated master streams set up, according to the spokesman. Once the fire was under control, crews worked on overhaul.

While doing overhaul, a section of the floor gave way and two members of the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department fell to the first floor, according to the spokesman. The firefighters received assistance in leaving the building, and there were no injuries, the spokesman stated.

In all, 36 fire personnel responded to this fire, and the estimated dollar loss is unknown, according to the spokesman.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and it is under investigation, the spokesman stated.