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January 24, 2014

Olathe man suffers smoke inhalation after retrieving Xbox from burning home

Smoke alarms alerted two sleeping men to a fire in central Olathe around 3:30 this morning.

Smoke alarms alerted two sleeping men to a fire in central Olathe around 3:30 this morning, according to an Olathe Fire Department press release.

Before firefighters arrived, one of the men went back into the home in the 800 block of East Loula to get his game console.

He inhaled smoke while trying to retrieve the system. He was checked by paramedics and is OK. No other injuries were reported.

When firefighters arrived, flames were raging out of large picture window. Firefighters quickly brought the under control, and despite single-digit temperatures, were able to keep water lines flowing.

An investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. Although a loss estimate in not yet available, fire and smoke damage was extensive throughout the one-story home.

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