Woman dies after being trapped in fire in Kansas City

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, January 06 2015 Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday, January 06, 2015 6:12:09 AM CST January 06, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a house fire in Kansas City that killed a woman and injured a firefighter.

Battalion Chief James Garrett says 31-year-old Susan Herrera died after being trapped in the home late Sunday. Herrera was trapped after the fire caused floors of the upscale home to collapse and much of the roof burned away. Her mother was able to escape the blaze.

Fire Capt. Charlie Chasen was treated for second-degree burns on his arms and back after he became trapped in the house while searching for Herrera. He was rescued by other firefighters.

The Kansas City Star reports Herrera was staying briefly with her parents and planned to move to an apartment Monday. Two family dogs also died in the blaze.

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