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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Four Die in Platte County MO House Fire

A house fire late Friday night near the northeastern Platte county MO town of Edgerton has claimed four lives- and the fire is being investigated by the Platte County Sheriff department as a homicide.


According to official reports- the fire was in the 3700 block of Buena Vista Road just south of Edgerton- and was reported to emergency agencies around 11:40 pm Friday night.


Arriving fire personnel found a house fully-engulfed in flames- preventing rescue of the four victims still inside.


As of late Saturday morning- Platte county authorities said that three of the victims were adults- 2 were females.


The third adult victim's gender could not yet be determined due to the extent of burns.
Pre-Fire GOOGLE Satellite Image of Farmstead
Post-Fire Image from KCTV5 NewsChopper


One of the victims was reportedly an infant.


Several other Platte and Clay county fire departments assisted Edgerton Fire at the scene.

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