HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Investigators have ruled that a fire at 711 Walnut St. early Tuesday was incendiary and are asking for information from the public.
According to the Hannibal Fire Department report, the fire was called in at 1:12 a.m. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke and flames. The structure was unoccupied and had no electric or gas service.
It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control and an hour more for salvage and overhaul. All stations responded, with 10 firefighters at the scene. There were no injuries.
The fire department was assisted by Hannibal Police Department, Marion County Ambulance District and Hannibal building inspector's office.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Hannibal Fire Department at 573-221-0657, Hannibal Police Department at 573-221-0987 or the Missouri State Fire Arson Hotline at 800-39 ARSON.