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Home demolished after fryer fire

PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

It was at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday when firefighters were called out to a house fire in the Tyler Branch Estates near Perryville, Missouri.

When the firefighters arrived, smoke and fire were spreading throughout the attic.

They went inside the home to fight the fire, but soon after, they sounded a horn alerting everyone to get out of the home immediately. It was at that time they saw the home become very unstable.

Perryville Fire Chief Jeremy Triller said the fire somehow traveled in the northern part of the home from the attic, through the main floor and into the basement while firefighters were inside.

Triller said the house was vacant.

The owner came over to mow the yard and then fried some fish on the backside of the home. The fryer then somehow ignited the backside of the home and traveled up the house and into the attic.

After the home was thought to be too dangerous to re-enter due to the fire spreading in the basement, they went ahead and called in an excavator to tear down the home.

Crews tore out piece after piece of the home while fire fighters were hosing down the debris.

Triller said this was the safest way to extinguish the flames.

Crews were still there as of 3:30 p.m. tearing down the home and extinguishing any hot spots.

Rural Perry County Fire Protection was assisted by Biehle and Chester Fire Departments in fighting the blaze.

The State Fire Marshal was called in and is investigating the fire. No one was hurt.

Triller said the home was valued at around $380,000.

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