Fire burns Boone Co. woman's home, kills dog
BOONE COUNTY - A Thursday morning fire burned one woman's home and killed her pet while she was out of town.
A neighbor said she saw smoke coming from the house when she was out checking her mail. Someone driving past the house saw it too and called authorities.
Boone County Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the fire originated in the pantry area of the home, located on Highway DB near Hallsville.
No one was in the home at the time. There are no injuries, but the homeowner's Dalmatian was found dead in the living room as a result of the fire.
The neighbor told KOMU 8 News the woman who owns the home is out of town and her fiancee came to check on the house after the fire.
KOMU 8 had a reporter on the scene.