Deputy, police chief rescue woman from burning home

Courtesy: Kathlene Morrow

UPDATE (4-27-13 at 8:12 p.m.): We sent a crew to what's left of the home and there's nothing but a shell left of the home. We spoke with one of the property owners and she tells us the family is having a hard time because they lost everything. Our reporter on the scene tells us they could see smoke still billowing from the charred rubbish. Right now the cause is unknown, and we've learned the Missouri State Fire Marshall's Office will examine the exact cause of the fire, Monday. The home is a total loss.

A northeast Missouri woman had to be rescued from her burning home Friday night.

The fire was reported right around 7:30 p.m. at the Marilyn Cowell residence about a mile-and-a-half east of Memphis on Highway 136.

Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn told KTVO Chief Deputy Bryan Whitney and Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland had to rescue Cowell from the home.

Cowell and a man who also lives at the home were both taken to the hospital in Memphis to be checked out.

The home is a total loss. It is too soon to say what may have caused it.

A second fire was reported a little later Friday evening in Memphis.

A 5th-wheel travel trailer is a total loss after it caught on fire at the Gary Aldridge residence on Sigler Street.

The cause of that is unknown at this time.