By Assistant Chief Jim Eden

On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:02 a.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 2023 SW 4th Street. The occupant of the house called 911 and reported the back of the house was on fire and the house was being evacuated.

When the fire department arrived on scene smoke and fire was visible from the back of the two-story, single family residence. The occupants were safe outside.

Fire crews knocked down the fire involving the deck on the back of the house as crews entered the structure to fight the fire in the attic and second floor. The fire spread into several concealed spaces of the house that had to be accessed to extinguish the fire. The fire was under control by 4:05 a.m.

The fire heavily damaged the deck, a portion of the first floor, and the second floor and attic. Smoke damage was heavy throughout the structure.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

The Red Cross was called to provide assistance to the occupants.