Raytown firefighters- along with a few KC-MO fire crews are on the scene of a possible fatality house fire in northern Raytown.
The fire was dispatched to Raytown crews at 5:02 a.m. to the 5400 block of Willow.
Dispatch told responding crews that the fire was reported by a "medical alarm company who said (the male) occupant was trapped inside."
A police officer arrived two minutes later to report the house "fully-engulfed" in flames and that officer tried to enter the house but was turned back by "black smoke."
The RFD commander asked for KC-MO Fire to help- and they dispatched a five-company "regular alarm" at 5:09 a.m..
Firefighters battled their way into the burning house- but it wasn't until 5:17 a.m. that the victim was located.
That victim- identified as "85-year-old Donald Sherrow-" was given CPR at the scene and transported to Research Medical Center where the man was declared dead.
The fire was under control by 5:30 a.m..
The cause of the fire was under investigation.