Authorities investigate Moberly house explosion, fire
MOBERLY - Authorities are investigating a possible explosion that led to a structure fire in Moberly Sunday night.
The Moberly Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Patton St. around 9:30 p.m. for a possible explosion and structure fire. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a home.
Fire crews managed to contain the fire to a first floor bedroom by 9:50 p.m., and just before 10 p.m., they tweeted out an image from the scene:
Moberly Police and Fire on scene of a residential structure fire in the 500 block of Patton St. Fire is now under control but crews will be continueing to work the scene and ask for you to use alternate routes around the area. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/RTWEH3oCFB— Moberly Police (@MoberlyPolice) November 20, 2017
Authorities said in a press release that there were no smoke detectors in the building, but no one was home at the time.
The investigation is ongoing.