Woman Dies in Early Morning Kansas City House Fire
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in Kansas City are blaming food left cooking on a stove for a house fire that killed a 49-year-old woman.
Firefighters arrived at the home on the city's east side around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. They found Kimberly Price unconscious, about seven feet inside the front door. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Price's 50-year-old boyfriend was able to escape through a window. Relatives said a third occupant, Price's 16-year-old son, was not home at the time.
The home had smoke detectors, but investigators said they were so badly damaged it was unclear if they were working.
Most of the fire damage occurred in the kitchen, but there was heavy smoke damage to the house and its contents.