Fire Destroys Laclede County Home

Members of the Lebanon Rural Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 20000 block of Ginger Road just outside the city limits of Lebanon on Sunday afternoon. When firefighters arrived, they found a two-story residential structure with heavy fire from the garage and extending into the home. There was also heavy smoke visible from the rest of the house. After assessing the scene, it was determined that occupants might be inside the dwelling and that a second alarm for additional help was requested.

Searches resulted in no victims found inside, and firefighters were able to bring the fire under control after battling the blaze for around 2 hours.

There were no injuries to civilians or fire service personnel due to the incident. Fire crews stopped the fire at 50% involvement, but the home is still considered a total loss due to the excessive heat and smoke damage throughout.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the homeowners.

The Missouri State Fire Marshals Office was called in to investigate the fire. The fire was ruled accidental and appeared to start in the area of the home’s HVAC system. Several other fire departments assisted the Lebanon Rural Fire Department.