Firefighters rescue 2 people, dog from burning home in Overland Park neighborhood

Firefighters rescued two people and a dog from a burning home in Overland Park early Friday, a fire department spokesman said.

The two people were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor to moderate injuries from smoke inhalation, said Jason Rhodes, media manager with the Overland Park Fire Department. The dog was not injured.

Firefighters from both Overland Park and Lenexa fire departments responded to the blaze shortly after 5 a.m. at a home near West 95th Street and Knox Drive, Rhodes said. The first crews to arrive reported smoke coming from the two-story house.

One of the victims was attempting to escape, and firefighters helped the person outside. The person told firefighters another person was still in the house, Rhodes said. Firefighters searched the house and found the person along with a dog, and helped both out to safety.

Firefighters attacked the fire in a bedroom on the second floor. Fire crews brought the blaze under control in 20 minutes. They managed to limit fire damage to the room where it started and an adjoining hallway. Rhodes said that the entire upstairs area sustained moderate smoke damage.

The home had working smoke alarms. The cause of the fire is under investigation.