A fire caused major damage to a Lee’s Summit home and the city’s fire department is investigating the cause with the help of the state’s fire marshal.
According to the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, fire personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 400 S.W. Seagull Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 17.
A neighbor called 911 at 3:19 a.m. reporting the entire house was on fire.
When the fire department arrived, crews reported a fully involved two-story, single family residence. There were no occupants outside. Neighbors reported that the vehicles of the family living in the house were gone.
A portion of the structure collapsed and the remaining structure was unstable, making it unsafe to do a complete search of the building. All of the occupants were later accounted for visiting relatives.
The fire was under control by 3:54 a.m.
The fire destroyed the majority of the house and contents. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the family.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted to assist with the investigation and the cause of the fire is undetermined.