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UPDATE: Officials determine likely cause in Centralia house fire

Residents evacuated without injuries

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CENTRALIA, Mo. - UPDATE (12/10): Fire officials believe the cause of Saturday night's fire was likely electrical in nature, according to Centralia city administrator Matt Harline.

Harline said the home is a total loss and will have to be demolished because it is unsafe.

UPDATE (11:05 p.m.) Boone County Battalion Chief Chuck Leake said everyone inside the home was able to make it out safe. He said firefighters are not entering the home due to structural damage.

Leake said crews were able to determine the fire started at the back of the house, but a cause hasn't been determined yet.

Centralia Fire Department was also on scene. The Red Cross was called in to assist the family.

ORIGINAL: Firefighters from multiple agencies are working to put out a house fire at the corner of Rodemyre and Jefferson Street.

The fire broke out around 9:20 p.m. Saturday. Online emergency dispatch records show from the Boone County Fire Protection District and the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene.

A Boone County fire official said the fire was coming through the roof when crews arrived on scene.

ABC 17 News has a crew at the scene working to get more information.


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