Mar. 28, 2019

Assistant Chief Jim Eden
Lee’s Summit Fire Department

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 1:25 p.m., the Lee’s Summit Fire
Department responded to a reported structure fire at 4701 SW Leafwing Circle.

The resident stated she arrived home, opened the front door, and the house was full of smoke. No one else was at home.

When the fire department arrived, light smoke was visible from the outside of the one-story, single family residence. Firefighters entered the smoke filled house and extinguished a fire in the basement. A search of the house confirmed no one was inside.

Crews did find a dog and attempted resuscitation, but the dog did not survive. The incident was under control by 1:47 p.m.

The fire originated in a basement sewing room.

Fire damage was confined to the sewing room with varying amounts of smoke damage to the remainder of the structure.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.