Sisters Rescued from KCMO House Fire

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two sisters are in the hospital after being pulled from their burning home.

It happened just before midnight Thursday near E. 69th St. and Holmes Rd. in Kansas City, Mo.

According to authorities the girls, ages 14 and 5, were home alone when the fire started. The older sister had called 911 and told dispatchers that she was having trouble breathing.

Dispatchers say the girl never told them the house was on fire. It wasn’t until first responders got to the scene that they realized the home was on fire.

Firefighters broke down the door and pulled both girls from the home.

The girls have been taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital for treatment.

It’s unclear at this time what may have started the fire. The bomb and arson unit is investigating.

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