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story.lead_photo.caption This fire department photo shows Jefferson City firefighters on the scene of a fire in a house in the 1200 block of East Capitol Avenue Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2019. Photo by Jefferson City Fire Department

No one was hurt after a structure fire occurred early Thursday morning in Jefferson City.

Fire department reports show the fire was reported around 12:23 a.m. in the 1200 block of East Capitol Avenue.

Firefighters found fire coming from the rear of a structure and immediately started suppression efforts along with searching for residents. Firefighters continued suppression efforts on the rear of the structure and had the fire under control within 15 minutes.

There was serious fire damage to the rear and interior of the building.

Two adults and four children inside the home escaped without injury. The Red Cross assisted in finding them temporary shelter.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Jefferson City Fire and Police departments along with the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office.

Investigators remained on the scene until 6 a.m. Thursday collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, attempting to establish the cause and origin of the fire.

JCFD Division Chief Jason Turner said Thursday afternoon that they were also working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant home in the 200 block of Benton Street on Wednesday morning.

"The structure at Benton Street was heavily damaged and limited our access inside to try and determine the point of origin," Turner said.

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