LaPlata fire leaves family in shock

Fire crews battled a house fire in LaPlata Tuesday morning.

Fire Marshal investigators are still trying to find the cause of a Tuesday morning fire in LaPlata, Mo.

According to Justin Andrews with our sister station KTVO in Kirksville, f ire crews were called to a house fire on Pearl Street just after 9 o'clock.

Captain Jerry Thomas with LaPlata Fire told KTVO they were able to get the blaze completely put out after an hour and a half.

Andrews spoke with the family off camera, and they say this is a hard time, they're just in shock. The family consists of the mother who is expecting another child, the father and their son.

They both just started taking courses online and they lost their computers and $700 worth of text books.

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