A fire at a home at 7931 Haskell Ave. at 3:37 a.m. April 24 is under investigation, according to the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.
Questions remain about whether the home was occupied at the time of the fire. Firefighters searched the building and found no one in the structure, according to the Fire Department spokesman. However, the home appeared occupied, with furniture in it.
Neighbors told firefighters that the family was in the process of moving out, the spokesman said.
The fire was found in the living room area, and crews who arrived within 6 minutes of the call reported seeing smoke from the split-level home. The fire was brought under control in 5 minutes and extinguished in 10 minutes, with about $20,000 damage to the building and contents, according to the Fire Department spokesman.
The home and contents were valued at $125,000 before the fire, the spokesman said. There were no injuries reported.
According to the Fire Department's report, the single-family home did not have smoke or fire detectors.