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.
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.