Two minor injuries were reported in a house fire today at 1261 Shawnee Ave.
According to a Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman, a house fire at 2:51 p.m. Feb. 21 at 1261 Shawnee Ave., injured one resident and one firefighter.
A resident was transported nonemergency for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter sustained injuries to his hip and knee and was transported nonemergency to a hospital, the spokesman said.
When crews arrived at the fire scene, they saw thick smoke coming from the home, the spokesman said.
The homeowner said he had just put more wood into his wood stove and left to move his vehicle. When he came back, there was fire all around the stove, the Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire made its way into the attic and the roof. Fire crews were forced to exit the structure and fight the fire defensively because of the potential that the roof would collapse, according to the spokesman.
The fire also damaged an adjacent home. Damage was estimated at a $30,000 loss to the home at 1261 Shawnee Ave., and a $15,000 loss to a home at 1263 Shawnee Ave., according to the Fire Department.
The Red Cross was called for three adults.