Authorities investigate Moberly house explosion, fire

10 months 5 days 3 hours ago Monday, November 20 2017 Nov 20, 2017 Monday, November 20, 2017 10:25:00 AM CST November 20, 2017 in News
By: Jordan Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

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:

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.

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