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Dan Weinbaum
May 26, 2020 - 1:20 pm
Fire experts says hand sanitizer won't explode in your car unless it gets really hot. Like 700° hot. Typically, interiors of cars don't get above 160°.
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Marc LaVoie
September 18, 2019 - 4:51 am
Kansas City, MO - A newly released report from the Kansas City Police Department reveals more information about an evidence storage fire in August of last year. Defense attorney Dan Ross has had concerns for months. He expected KCPD or the prosecutor’s office to have an inventory of affected cases...
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Marc LaVoie
April 16, 2019 - 6:44 am
Among the thousands of stunned people who watched as Notre Dame Cathedral burned on Monday was Mat Orangkhadivi of Kansas City, who had just toured the Gothic church. "It was very sad," Orangkhadivi said. "We were going through, talking about how historic this building was, all of the artifacts...
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Bill Grady
January 14, 2019 - 5:58 am
People who are planning on buying a new house and filling it with brand new furniture may want to consider fire safety and vintage models. Building materials in new homes are sometimes stronger and more environmentally friendly, but they do not stand up as well to fires. Engineered beams, which are...
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Dan Weinbaum
November 20, 2018 - 10:05 am
Cooking is the leading cause of house fires, so it not a surprise to know Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest of the year for fire departments around the country. One reason for the uptick in fires is the simple fact that more people are using their stoves more than on other days. With people...
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Marc LaVoie
September 24, 2018 - 7:02 am
A Kansas City man is being hailed as a hero for saving his neighbor from an apartment fire. The fire broke out Saturday in a two-story building near 36th and Walnut. "I could hear her in there screaming for help," said James Siebert, the good samaritan. "So I made a couple of attempts to go in --...
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In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018, photo, firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Golden Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Ill. Authorities say the fire severely damaged the home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois. Firefighters responded to a report that an elderly man in a wheelchair and his dog were trapped by the fire. No people were hurt but the dog died. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says the fire wasn't suspicious. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)
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July 18, 2018 - 10:30 am
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois. Gurnee Fire Department firefighters responded to a report that an elderly man in a wheelchair and his dog were trapped by the fire at the Gold Pyramid House...
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Kara Marxer
May 30, 2018 - 6:52 am
Kansas City fire investigators are looking into the possibility that a home once owned by baseball great Satchel Paige was destroyed by an arsonist. The old three-story house is located near 28th Street and Benton Blvd. A fire early Tuesday morning gutted the structure and burned away much of the...
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May 08, 2018 - 2:31 pm
North Kansas City, MO - A three-alarm fire caused major damage to a building on the southwest corner of Armour and Swift in Northtown. Crews are still on scene of the structure fire at 1900 Swift. Please avoid the area if possible. Thank you to @happyrockfire and @KCMOFireDept for their help today...
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Marc LaVoie
March 05, 2018 - 4:53 am
Three people are dead at the scene of a shooting and fire near 48th Terrace and Sycamore in a neighborhood not far from the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City. Police say they were alerted to a possible homicide and active shooter situation at a home around 2:30 a.m. Monday. A woman's body was...
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