1 person found dead in Independence house fire

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. – Firefighters find one person dead inside a home in Independence, Kansas.

On May 6, 2021, around 9:00 a.m., Independence Fire and EMS responded to a house fire with someone possibly trapped. They got to the home in the 500 block of North 24th Street and found heavy fire showing.

Tower 1 crews performed a search and rescue, but the victim was found deceased.

The Independence Police Department and Kansas Fire Marshall Office are investigating the fire.

There were no other injuries due to the fire.