LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri-Lebanon Rural says on Friday at 9:49 pm they were dispatched for a first alarm residential structure fire on Hwy C.

Laclede County 911 received numerous reports from passerbys stating that a house was on fire. Chief 702 and Lebanon City Ladder 2 arrived on scene to find a working fire. They say fire crews found a single story residential structure 80% involved with fire through the roof. It was unknown at the time if anyone was inside, the agency said. The fire chief established command and surveyed the structure as Ladder 2 personnel extended a fire hose. Due to occupants being unaccounted for, crews were able to force entry into the residence and performed a quick primary search for any trapped occupants. The search was completed and resulted in no findings, the department said.

Due to water supply and heavy fire conditions crews exited the structure. Additional crews arrived on scene and began assisting in fire attack operations and setting up water supply. Unfortunately, the home was a total lost but crews were able to save a nearby trailer and out building, they said. The fire department remained on scene for approximately two and half hours.

The Missouri State Fire Marshals office was called in to assist in determining the cause of the fire. The agency says they were also assisted on scene by Lebanon Fire Department, Sleeper/Stoutland Fire Department, Eldridge Fire And Rescue Dept, Conway Volunteer Fire Department, Hazelgreen Fire Protection District, Tri-County Fire Protection District, St. Robert Fire and Rescue and Grovespring Fire Protection Association