Fatal structure fire in Hannibal
One person is dead, and another is seriously injured after a structure fire early Sunday morning in Hannibal.
Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched by Marion County 911 at approximately 6:05 a.m. Sunday, for a report of a house fire at 30 Brook Road.
Neighbors in the area reported smoke and flames coming from a single story home.
While Hannibal Rural Fire units were en route, Hannibal Fire Department was requested for mutual aid due to the time of day and the high likelihood of occupants being inside.
Two people were located within the home.
One person was removed from the home and transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital in serious condition.
Gerald Dean Dobson, 78, father of Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District Chief Mike Dobson, was was pronounced dead at the scene by Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy.
The cause is undetermined pending further investigation.