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Officials calling Independence house fire suspicious

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INDEPENDENCE (KWWL) -- A house fire that broke out at 413 7th Avenue SE in Independence on Thursday is being called suspicious.

The Independence Police and Fire departments were called to the home at around 12:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon for a report of a possible house fire.

Once on scene, crews discovered the house was full of smoke.  The lone person inside the house was able to get out, but was treated for smoke inhalation on the scene and was not taken to the hospital.

A cause has not been determined, but Independence Police say the fire is being called suspicious at this time.

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