Fire destroys East Prairie family's home

Fire destroyed this home on the corner of Williams and Wilbur Street (Source: cNews).
Fire destroyed this home on the corner of Williams and Wilbur Street (Source: cNews).

EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - Fire destroyed the home of an East Prairie family of five on Saturday.

According to Fire Chief Kyle Hutcheson, the fire started shortly before 1 p.m. at the home located on the corner of Williams and Wilbur Street.

Hutcheson says wind was a big factor in fighting the blaze.  He says the fire started in the front of the house and spread to the attic.  The home is a total loss.

Crews were still on the scene late Saturday afternoon putting out hot spots.

According to the fire chief, the fire was ruled as electrical failure of a candle warmer.

He says there were working smoke detectors in the home.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

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