Friday, August 5, 2011

2 Killed in Kansas City (KS) Fire

From The Kansas City Star:
An early morning fire swept through a Kansas City, Kan., house, killing a 70-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy.

The two were pulled from separate upstairs bedrooms by firefighters and rescuers performed CPR on them outside the house before taking them to a hospital in critical condition, said Deputy Chief Kevin Shirley, a spokesman for the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.

The woman, Naomi Denham, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The boy, Javeon Denham, died a little while later, Shirley said.

They both died from smoke inhalation and burns suffered in the fire, Shirley said. Firefighters said the two were related, but they didn’t know if the woman was the boy’s aunt or grandmother.

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