By Assistant Chief Jim Eden Lee’s Summit Fire Department
On Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 3:19 a.m. the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 400 SW Seagull Street. A neighbor called 911, reporting the whole house was on fire.
When the fire department arrived, crews reported a fully involved two-story, single family residence. There were no occupants outside. Neighbors reported that the vehicles of the family living in the house were gone.
Firefighters immediately went to a defensive attack from outside the building, while protecting neighboring homes. A portion of the structure has collapsed and the remaining structure was unstable, making it unsafe to do a complete search of the building. All of the occupants were later accounted for visiting relatives. The fire was under control by 3:54 a.m.
The fire destroyed the majority of the house and contents. The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the family.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted to assist with the investigation. The cause of the fire is undetermined.