Raging fire destroys Kirksville home


    The blaze broke out around 10:45 a.m. at a home on West Gardner Street. (KTVO/John Garlock)<p>{/p}

    A raging fire burned a Kirksville home to the ground Saturday morning.

    The blaze was discovered shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the one-story home at 1907 West Gardner Street.

    Roger and Kathy Youngman lived at the residence. Friends of the Youngmans told KTVO the couple was out of town when the fire happened.

    Firefighters battled heavy flames and smoke before containing the fire just before 11:10 a.m.

    Crews remained on scene for much of the afternoon working to extinguish hot spots and clear debris.

    Friends of the family told KTVO that a number of pets died in the blaze.

    The cause of this fire remains under investigation.


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