Hannibal Fire Department investigating early morning fire

Posted: Dec. 29, 2012 4:59 pm Updated: Jan. 12, 2013 5:15 pm


HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Investigators from the Hannibal Fire Department are trying to find the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home in the 1800 block of Ruby Street early Saturday morning.

Members from the Hannibal Fire Department responded to a call at 5:52 a.m. The first responders reported fire coming out the front window of the residence. Firefighters were able to control the fire within a few minutes. The residence suffered heavy fire and water damage in three rooms with heat damage throughout the structure. According to a release by the Hannibal Fire Department, crews were on the scene for approximately three hours.

No one was home when firefighters arrived and there were no injuries. Three stations from the Hannibal Fire Department responded with five trucks and 10 firefighters. The Hannibal Police Department, Hannibal Board of Public Works and Marion County Ambulance assisted.


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