Mission Hills house fire contained as crews from several departments respond

 

Firefighters were running hoses into the front of the house.
Firefighters were running hoses into the front of the house.

Fire crews from Consolidated Fire District No. 2, Leawood, Shawnee and Overland Park were called in to help with a fire at a home in the 2100 block of Drury Lane in Mission Hills Tuesday afternoon

CFD2 Fire Chief Tony Lopez said it appears the fire started in the basement and made its way to a back porch. From there, it spread to a second story, where it produced a considerable amount of smoke. First responders called in a second alarm in response to the ample smoke coming off the back of the house. The fire traveled inside the back wall, Lopez indicated. An automatic alarm was triggered that brought the fire department at 1:29 p.m. Crews were still working the fire late in the afternoon.

One of the homeowners arrived back at the property shortly after fire crews got to the scene. No one was injured in the fire. The home is occupied by a husband, wife and daughter. The family dog also is safe, firefighters said. By 3 p.m., smoke coming out of the property appeared to be subsiding significantly.

The original house, which has been added on, is more than 100 years old, Lopez said. The fire had been burning for some time, the chief said. Heavy wind also was a problem. “It feeds the fire and gives it more oxygen,” he said.

Smoke was seen from the roof of the house most of the afternoon.
Smoke was seen from the roof of the house most of the afternoon.