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Man Escapes House Fire In Overland

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OVERLAND, MO (KTVI) – It was a close call for a man trying to heat his home with Kerosene overnight.  A fire gutted his home.  It happened in a home at Canter Way and Prouhet in Overland.

Fire crews got the 9-1-1 call just before 2:15 a.m.  When they arrived, almost every room was in flames.  The homeowner was lucky to get out alive with only minor injuries.

West Overland Fire Chief Michael Marlo say supplemental heating sources such as space heaters are always a problem as winter approaches.