Kansas City, MO - UPDATE: Child Dies After House Fire at 7000 N Avalon St
Kansas City, MO (July 19, 2021) - Officers with the Kansas City Police Department say that a third young victim has died after a house fire occurred last week in the 7000 block of North Avalon Street.
Police said the 4-year-old child tragically died on Monday, July 19, as a result of injuries from the fire. They also identified the first two victims as a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy. The fire was reported just after 11:00 a.m. last Wednesday morning. When flames erupted at the home, many neighbors called 911. Firefighters rushed to the scene and pulled the children from the house. The first two children were pronounced dead at the scene, while the 4-year-old died at an area medical center.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and further details about any other victims involved have not been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Missouri
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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