Overland Park man found by firefighters inside of a burning house dies

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Overland Park authorities have released the name of a man who died after fire crews found him inside of a burning house Thursday morning.

David L. Zabriskie, 77, was pronounced dead after firefighters found his body inside of a residence in the 11500 block of Nieman Road. The cause of death has not been released.

Fire crews were called to the residence just after 11 a.m. Arriving firefighters reported smoking billowing from the back of the two-story, single family home, Officer John Lacy, spokesman for the Overland Park Police Department said in a press release.

Firefighters trained water hoses on the fire in the first-floor living room. A neighbor alerted fire crews that a man may be inside the residence. Fire crews immediately searched the residence and found Zabriskie on the second floor, Lacy said.

Zabriskie was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

It took fire crews from Overland Park and Lenexa several minutes to put out the blaze. Much of the fire damage was contained to the living room but there was significant smoke damage to the rest of the house.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Thursday afternoon.

No other injuries were reported. Damage estimates were not immediately available.

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