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Fire damages house in Marys Home

Fire damages house in Marys Home

January 31st, 2011 in News

A Sunday afternoon structure fire caused about $15,000 in damage to a residence at Marys Home.

Fortunately, the Cole County Fire Protection District Station No. 6 was only two doors down from the home, said district spokesman Steve Cearlock.

The ranch-style home was owned by Angela O'Brien, 285 Highway H. The owners had homeowners insurance, he said.

No injuries were reported from the blaze, which started about 12:20 p.m.

"It was pretty simple, pretty short," Cearlock said. "They're going to be without a home for several days, but the electrician was already on the scene when we left, so that was positive."

He said the fire started in the basement in the home's electrical system. The fire was confined to the basement and was under control within 10 minutes, he said.