A Hannibal family is homeless after a fire completely gutted their house.
Fire crews responded shortly before noon Friday to 615 Grand Avenue.
Fire officials say a woman inside saw smoke coming from the basement and called 9-1-1.
After trying to battle the flames from the inside, firefighters had to evacuate due to structural concerns.
Thick white smoke filled the entire block, leading to several issues for firefighters.
"We had a power line that dropped in front of the residence, so we had to make sure that all respondents were aware that we had a live power line down. Meanwhile, we called for the Board of Public Works to have that disconnected. So quite a few obstacles on this fire here, but I'm happy to report that everyone here is safe including the occupants," said Fire Chief Bill Madore.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Donna Vancil at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.