Fire strikes home at Norton/Smart Avenues.

At approximately 4:48 this afternoon, Kansas City Missouri firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 400 block of Norton Avenue.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the first floor of the house was fully involved. The residents of the house , an elderly man and woman escaped the fire without injuries. The woman according to the to the husband had just had her leg amputated and was wheelchair-bound and was at a neighbor’s house while the husband ran to the store.

When he returned to the home, he said it was already in flames.  According to the man, a dog and a cat remained inside the house. Firefighters continue the search. Cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Neighbor’s however indicate that the house did not have power.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • KCPS prepares to vaccinate employees, return to classroom

    January 14th, 2021
    by

    The Kansas City Public School district (KCPS) announced January 14 that it is preparing to offer vaccinations to all employees […]


    KCPD to outfit all officers with body cams

    January 14th, 2021
    by

    The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) plans to order 475 additional body-worn cameras for its patrol officers, said Kansas City […]


    Homicide at Admiral and Lydia

    January 13th, 2021
    by

    Update, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 8:30 a.m. – The victim has been identified as Keith Lars, a 36-year-old Black male. […]


    Hope Faith facilitates City’s new housing program

    January 13th, 2021
    by

    Resources are expanding for Kansas City’s unhoused families who have lost homes due to COVID-19 as the City has signed […]


    Four Alarm Fire displaces dozens.

    January 13th, 2021
    by

    A four alarm fire engulfed an apartment building in the 1100 block of Benton Boulevard in the early morning of […]


    Kansas City organization focuses on Latinx representation in education

    January 13th, 2021
    by

    Daisy Garcia Montoya Contributor Local nonprofit organization Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC) is working to increase and retain the number of […]


    The memory of a local star still shines

    January 13th, 2021
    by

    Bryan Stalder Contributor A stalwart of the Northeast community, Shane Rowse, passed away last September at the age of 55. […]


    Medical Examiner: Body found at burning car in East Bottoms a motor vehicle fatality

    January 12th, 2021
    by

    On Monday, Jan. 11, the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) announced the second fatal vehicle crash of 2021. On Saturday, […]


  • Jackson County suspends evictions as pressure from KC Tenants mounts

    January 12th, 2021
    by

    Jackson County 16th Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs signed an Administrative Order on Monday, Jan. 11 to temporarily suspend […]


    KCPD Chief Rick Smith on 2020 Homicide numbers

    January 9th, 2021
    by

    https://kcpdchief.blogspot.com/2021/01/with-kcs-2020-homicide-increase-below.html?m=1 Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below! Enter your email address and click […]


    Homicide, 10th & Fuller

    January 8th, 2021
    by

    Update 2 p.m. Jan. 11: The victim has been identified as Jeffery Brown, a 26-year-old white male. Just before 1 […]


    Lykins neighborhood shelters unhoused community members

    January 6th, 2021
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor When residents in the Lykins neighborhood complained of a growing homeless camp on a vacant lot, […]


    Shultz honored for Harmony Project

    January 6th, 2021
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Northeast Community Center has been paving the way for young urban core musicians through Harmony […]


    Homicide, 8th and Prospect

    January 4th, 2021
    by

    On Monday, December 28th at approximately 8pm, officers were dispatched to the area of 8th street and Prospect Avenue on […]


    KCPD releases NYE celebratory gunfire numbers

    January 2nd, 2021
    by

    The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department has just released celebratory gunfire numbers from New Year’s Eve and despite fears that […]


    KCPD, Mayor Strongly Discourage Celebratory Gunfire

    December 31st, 2020
    by

    Gunshots or fireworks? While that may be a running joke in the city’s urban core, the Kansas City Missouri Police […]


  • Northeast Newscast


  • Faces Of Northeast


  • Remember This?


  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder


  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.