Firefighters extinguish blaze in Cole County home

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a rural Cole County residence this morning. Occupants escaped the home safely before fire trucks arrived.

The Cole County Fire Protection District responded around 4:36 a.m. to a report the home at 7403 Hickory Hill Road was on fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing flames showing through the windows but not through the roof. They brought the fire under control by 5:03 a.m.

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