LaGrange home is total loss

Hillside home total loss in LaGrange.

A fire destroyed a large two-story home Sunday night in LaGrange.

The LaGrange Fire Department arrived on North 4th Street to discover the home completely on fire.

There was no one inside the home at the time.

LaGrange Fire Chief Grant Kennedy says that the home which is up on a hillside, created several challenges for his men to deal with.

"There was no way to enter, cause like I said the structure has already collapsed," Kennedy said. "We're fighting a lot of ice right now due to the temperatures. And accessibility because of the location on this hillside, it's been hard to access it."

Kennedy says that the cause of the fire is not known.

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety will investigate.