Early-Morning Fire Destroys Boone County Home
BOONE COUNTY - A home was a total loss after an early-morning fire in Boone County Monday.
The Boone County Fire Protection District said it responded to 15202 N. Old Number 7 shortly before 12:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a fire from a neighbor.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said when crews arrived, they found the two-story home fully engulfed and partially collapsed.
Blomenkamp said the home was a rental property and between occupancies, so no one was inside at the time of the fire.
According to Blomenkamp, crews fought the fire defensively, which means they didn't send anyone inside to fight the flames.
Blomenkamp said it took about an hour to put the fire out completely.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Blomenkamp.
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