Early morning fire destroys home
On Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 6:39a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1108 SE Bordner Drive.
The occupant was awakened by the dog and discovered a fire involving the front of the garage and the back of a pickup truck parked near it. The occupant attempted to fight the fire, and then went back in the house to get everyone out and call 911. As they were leaving, the fire had already spread to another nearby vehicle and more of the house.
When the fire department arrived, there was heavy fire involvement of the house and vehicles in the driveway. The occupants of the house were safe outside.
Firefighters initially operated in a defensive mode. Once the fire was knocked down, crews entered the structure for final extinguishment. The fire was under control by 7:43 a.m. Crews did recover a pet that died in the fire.
The fire is believed to have originated on the outside of the house and quickly spread to the inside. The fire caused heavy structural damage to the home and heavily damaged two vehicles in the driveway used for the occupant’s floor finishing business.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Two firefighters were transported to an area hospital with non- life threatening injuries.