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House total loss after structure fire erupts in LaGrange, MO

An eye witness told KHQA the fire had burned for 20 minutes and the roof had collapsed before crews arrived on scene.

A structure fire broke out just before 10:30 p.m., Monday night at the Ramsey Jones Mobile Home Park in LaGrange, MO.

The LaGrange Fire Chief Henry Gunsaules told KHQA the house is a complete loss. Two cars and a camper were lost in the fire as well. The roof of the house had collapsed within the first 25 minutes of the fire.

Officials told KHQA on the scene it took crews 30 minutes to knock down the fire.

"Because the home owner had said he'd seen a small fire in the garage tried to extinguish it, couldn't get it controlled, closed the door, called the fire department," Gunsaules explained. "We probably had five minutes to the station the probably another seven minutes here, so i'd say fifteen minutes, and in fifteen minutes it was going pretty good."

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Canton, LaGrange, Ewing, and Maywood Fire Departments responded. Lewis County EMS, Sheriffs Department, and the Canton Police Department assisted as well.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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