A 4-year-old girl died from injuries she received in a fire at her home at 4643 Greeley at 4:17 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.
According to a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, the victim was found in or near a bedroom near the rear of the home. She was taken by an emergency vehicle to a hospital, but died of her injuries.
Two other members of the family, an adult woman and a 7-year-old girl, had already evacuated the home when firefighters arrived, according to the spokesman. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.
A firefighter received second-degree burns to one side of the face during rescue attempts, the spokesman said.
When crews arrived, within 3 minutes of the call, they saw heavy fire coming from the rear and center sections of a one-story wood-framed residential structure, the spokesman said.
The crews brought the fire under control within 45 minutes.
The building, which did not have smoke detectors, sustained $40,000 damage, with $10,000 damage to the contents, according to the spokesman. The estimated value of the building before the fire was $50,000.