Kansas City, MO (April 02, 2021) – Officers from the Kansas City Police Department have identified the woman who was killed in a house fire on Wednesday, March 31st that also left a child with critical injuries.
Firefighters who were dispatched to the scene pulled 66-year-old Dora Gamble and a child from the burning house on the city’s southeast side.
Both were transported to local trauma centers. The woman was pronounced dead and the child was listed in critical condition.
The fire and the death are being investigated as suspicious. Detectives with the police department’s bomb and arson unit are investigating, as are homicide detectives.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Dora Gamble, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Kansas City
House fires frequently cause their victims to suffer severe or even fatal injuries. Smoke inhalation is a very common injury, as are severe burns that can cause fatal infections. Fire departments nationwide deal with an estimated 354,400 house and apartment fires annually nationwide. Residential structure fires cause the deaths of 2,000 people and the injuries of 10,000 more every year.
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