Officials are searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed a Kirkwood home May 21.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Fire crews were called to the house on Zimmer Road at around 1:30 p.m. and encountered heavy flames.  One person in the house at the time was able to escape.

Firefighters from Kirkwood and Great Bend were on the scene into the night.

Authorities said its believed heavy equipment was being brought in to continue to address “hot spots” at the scene and the incident remained an open case through the night.  It was not clear if any firefighting or law enforcement details were at the location overnight.