INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said a fire in an Independence residence with 11 people in the household left four people hurt, including two juveniles. The Independence Fire Department responded to a call just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday and discovered heavy smoke coming from the front door. The four injured were transported to a hospital, where two of them are listed in critical condition. The Kansas City Star reports that the fire was put out just before 9 a.m. City officials says investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze.
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