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Hannibal police have one subject in custody in house fire investigation


The Hannibal Fire Department says a Thursday night house fire was intentionally set and authorities have one subject in custody.

Fire crews responded to 807 Paris Avenue just after 8 p.m. Thursday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure.

Hannibal fire officials say everybody inside the home got out.

Everyone inside was able to get out, thanks to a neighbor.

His first priority was getting them out fast because of how quickly the fire was spreading.

"It's scary and it's hot. Everybody keeps saying hero, no, I did my job...I got people out of a building that was on fire. Anybody that's walking down the street and see a building on fire, people coming out of it...help. Don't just look and take pictures, do something," said Christopher Shinn.

One person suffered minor burns.

The fire was put out within 15 minutes.

An investigator with the Missouri State Fire Marshall's Office was called in and found the fire to be incendiary in nature.

The Hannibal Police Department has one subject in custody in regards to the fire. His name has not yet been released.



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