Kansas City fire victim identified as 75-year-old woman
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 75-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a house fire in the northern part of Kansas City.
The Kansas City Star reports that Ida McKibben died in Wednesday's blaze.
An off-duty firefighter who lives nearby rushed inside the house and found McKibben on the kitchen floor. He pulled her outside and his wife, a registered nurse, started resuscitation efforts.
McKibben was taken to a hospital but later died.
Fire investigators said unattended food caused the fire. The fire started in the kitchen and spread smoke throughout the home.