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      Early morning fire destroys home in Brashear

      Early morning fire destroys home in Brashear.

      UPDATE:

      Investigators have learned the cause of an early morning house fire in Bashear.

      Eastern Fire Chief James Snyder told KTVO that he and a state fire investigator determined the blaze started as a flue fire.

      Snyder said the flue fire was caused by improper installation. The owners of the home were using a wood fireplace as a heating source.

      Snyder says crews were on the scene for more than 11 hours Friday.

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      An early morning fire kept crews busy in Brashear Friday.

      The fire broke out at 207 East Milstead around 7:00 a.m.

      Crews from Eastern, Northern/Novinger, Kirksville and La Plata Fire Departments responded.

      According to Brad Neff with the Kirksville Fire Department, the house was considered a total loss.

      No one was injured in the fire, but crews are still investigating the cause.