(Park Hills) The Park Hills Fire Department responded to a large residential fire over the weekend and was assisted by numerous departments.
A news release from Park Hills Fire says a neighbor called 911 at 6:42 Saturday morning reporting the fire at the home on Coffman Street. Park Hills firefighters first arrived 6:50 and they found the two-story residence fully engulfed in flames.
They immediately began fire suppression efforts.
The structure was not occupied when firefighters arrived.
The blaze was brought under control within 40 minutes.
There were no injuries.
Crews remained at the scene for several hours for salvage and overhaul.
The structure is a total loss and there was some minor damage to a neighboring home.
The initial alarm was upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd alarm.
This was due to the heat and amount of overhaul to be done.
The St. Francois County Ambulance District provided rehab and water to firefighters.
Several restaurants and businesses also donated food and water during the over 6 hours of firefighting.
Park Hills Fire Chief Brad Weiss thanks the many fire departments that assisted them on Saturday, incluing Bismarck, Big River, Desloge, Leadington, Leadwood, Pilot Knob, Terre Du Lac, Wolf Creek, Irondale, Potosi and the Desoto Rural Fire Department.
The Missouri Division of Fire Safety will investigate the cause of the fire.