House fire claims life of Kansas City man

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri — A man has been killed in a house fire in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) the fire broke out in the one-story home Monday afternoon. Kansas City Fire Department Chief Paul Berardi says firefighters found the victim, who is in his late 30s or early 40s. The victim's name hasn't been released.

Berardi says the victim suffered some burn and smoke inhalation injuries, though the cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Berardi says the home did not have any working smoke detectors, and firefighters had to navigate auto repair equipment in the home to find the victim.

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