Fire destroys $1-million Kansas home just two days after family moves in

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Fire Destroys $1 Million Home Just 2 Days After Family Moves In

STILWELL, Kan. (WDAF) -- A two-alarm fire burned up a $1- million home in Stilwell, Kan., Friday morning. It's a home the family just moved into two days ago.

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The fire broke out around 1:45 a.m., in the 3700 block of W. 180th Terrace.

When fire crews arrived, flames could be seen coming from the backside of the home and through the roof. Everyone got out of the house on their own before fire crews arrived. Six people and a dog were inside at the time and all got out safely.

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Johnson County Fire District #2 Fire Chief Jim Francis says the house is a total loss. They are looking at a loss of $900,000 to $1-million.

"They advised that they had a chiminea on fire on the deck last night.They had the chiminea going. They put it out before they went to bed. They woke
around 1:45 this morning. Wife saw a glow and woke up the back of the house, the deck was on fire," said Francis.

The fire was under control by 3:20 a.m.

There were a total of 26 firefighters and paramedics on scene. Extra resources from Leawood and Overland Park were called upon to help.

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