Crews battle house fire in rural Ralls County

Firefighters returned to 50889 Route A in rural Ralls County Thursday at 6 a.m. to battle hot spots left by a fire Wednesday.

The fire started just before noon Wednesday about seven miles west of New London, Mo.

Fire crews from New London, Center, Perry and the Hannibal Rural Fire District are all at the scene Wednesday. Personnel from two additional fire departments are on standby as is an ambulance.

No family members were home, but the family dog died in the fire.

Firefighters have no cause for the fire at this time.

The American Red Cross helped the family of five stay in a Hannibal hotel overnight. If you'd like to help, you can call the Red Cross at 217-222-2477.

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