When the 2:13 a.m. alarm was sounded- dispatchers for the Prairie Township Fire District (PTFD) in Jackson County didn't have an exact location of the fire- but they were getting "numerous calls" on the blaze.
Fire companies from Central Jackson County and Lake Lotawana Fire departments were sent in anticipation of a working fire and that was confirmed when about 10 minutes later the first PTFD engine reports "a column" of smoke and fire from 6 blocks away.
The burning house is in the 4600 block of Southwest 8th Street- and for more than 30 minutes- fire crews didn't know if there was anyone inside- until an occupant arrived at 2:43 a.m. to confirm that there wasn't.
The house was 80% involved in fire- and is 100% destroyed.
No report of anyone hurt- and an investigation is underway to determine the fire's cause.
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