Thursday, Nov. 01 2012 4:07PM
Bedroom fire damages home
Investigators with the Lee’s Summit Fire Department are looking into what caused a fire that damaged a home Oct. 30.
According to the LSFD, firefighters responded to a reported automatic fire alarm at 2:27 p.m. in the 3400 block of S.W. Pryor Road. Attempts to contact the residence en-route were unsuccessful.
When the fire department arrived, nothing was visible from the outside of a two-story, single family residence. Further investigation found the inside of the house filled with heavy smoke and additional fire department units were requested to the scene for a structure fire. The homeowner arrived at the house around the same time as the fire department.
Firefighters entered the smoke-filled building and located and extinguished a fire burning in the first floor bedroom. A search of the entire house confirmed that no one was home.
The fire, which originated in the first floor bedroom, was under control by 3:20 p.m.
Fire damage was limited to the bedroom with heavy smoke and heat filtering to the remainder of the house.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.