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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fire Damages Mission Hills KS Home

In more than 20 years working for the K.C. news media-  I have not had a working fire in Metro Kansas City's version of Beverly Hills- Mission Hills.

That changed at 12:23 a.m. Sunday morning...

That is when five companies from Johnson County Fire District 2 and surrounding departments were sent to a reported "fire in the basement" at 5720 State Line Road.

The first fire company arrived at 12:28 a.m. and didn't see anything at first- but a minute later they reported by radio there was "a working fire" there.

The occupants of the large house- located at least 100 feet west of State Line itself- were reportedly "out" of the residence when firefighters arrived.

At 12:44 a.m.- two additional fire companies were requested to the scene.

According to KSHB photographer John Batten on the scene- the fire appeared to be under control by 1:30 a.m. (confirmed "out" at 1:51 a.m.).

The cause was later attributed by fire investigators as an electrical issue in a basement home entertainment theater and damage was said to be "in the $75-100000 range."

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