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Resident trapped in house fire, safely evacuated by police

March 9, 2018 – At approximately 8:44 p.m. on Monday, March 5, Excelsior Springs Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Magnolia Ave. on a possible structure fire with a person trapped inside.

Excelsior Springs Police officers had already arrived on scene and were able to pull the resident from a rear window of the home. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control in about 25 minutes. Liberty Fire Department and Ambulance, Kearney and Lawson Fire Departments all provided assistance.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

ESPD safely evacuated the resident trapped inside.

By Samantha Kilgore •

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