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Saturday, January 14, 2012

CSW BREAKING: Victim Found in Raytown House Fire

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.

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