A Kansas City, Kan., resident was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a home in the 800 block of North 80th Terrace, Kansas City, Kan.
The fire was reported at 9:04 a.m. Jan. 8, and crews arrived within 2 minutes to find smoke coming from the one-story wood-framed residence, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department said.
They found a resident outside who had minor smoke inhalation, and treated the patient, he said. The patient's condition was exasperated by underlying health condition, the spokesman said.
The patient refused further treatment and declined to be taken to a hospital, according to the Fire Department.
The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes.
The spokesman said fire crews were hampered getting to the source of the fire by large amounts of belongings in the home impeding movement throughout the home.
The Red Cross responded to help the family of two adults and two boys ages 6 and 8.
The damage to the home was estimated at $15,000.
The fire investigator is looking into the cause of the fire.