Fire Destroys Home in Rural Bloomfield

Fire Destroys Home in Rural Bloomfield
By: Heartland News

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - Gusty winds worked against firefighters trying to save a home in rural Bloomfield Tuesday afternoon.

Ahe flames were tremendous with the winds pushing them toward a nearby propane tank.

Gail and Leonard Wilson had lived there for 37 years, raising all three of their children inside the walls.  Only a charred frame is left.

The call to firefighters came in just before 2 p.m., but in less than an hour the home was gone.

Mr. Wilson had been home at noon for lunch and then left to go duck hunting.  No one was home when the fire started.

He says no Christmas tree was plugged in, no appliances running or a space heater in use.  They're at a loss as to how it could've started.

Fire crews from Bloomfield, Dexter, Dudley and Puxico were called to the scene but about all they could do was make sure the fire didn't spread to a nearby propane tank.

Investigators aren't sure what caused the blaze, but told Mr. Wilson it may have started in the front of the house.

The family has insurance.