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Cause of rural Adams County house fire undetermined

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ADAMS COUNTY (WGEM) -- Camp Point Fire Chief Dean Heimann says it's undetermined what caused a home under construction in rural Adams County to burn to the ground Sunday night.

The unfinished home is a total loss, according to Heimann, and the State Fire Marshal was on the scene Monday to investigate the fire. 

Central Adams Fire Chief Bill Phillips said the home, located near the Kellerville Blacktop about a quarter mile north of Liberty, had already collapsed before they arrived on scene close to 9 p.m. 

Phillips said nearly 50 firefighters from Camp Point, Central Adams and Liberty were on the scene for about two hours.

Phillips says muddy conditions led to two fire trucks getting stuck, leading to a nearby farmer using his tractor to pull the trucks out of the mud.

Firefighters say there was power running to the house through an electrical box.

No one was injured.


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