On Monday, August 17 at approximately 6:18 A.M. the Butler Fire Department responded to 1687 NE County Road 2504 for a report of a structure fire.
On arrival a single story, wood frame and brick residential structure, approximately 60' X 20" was found to be approximately 80% involved in fire.
An exterior attack was made on the fire, with protection of an exposure building to the south of the fire building a priority.
The fire was declared under control at approximately 6:54 A.M., with the final units leaving the scene at approximately 8:50 A.M.
The residence was occupied at the time of the fire, but the occupants were not at home.
The structure and contents are a total loss.
Along with Butler units, Adrian Fire and Rich Hill Fire responded, as well as Bates County EMS for standby and the Bates County Sheriff's Department.
Exact cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time after investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal.
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