The Melcher-Dallas, Columbia and Pleasantville Fire Departments, Mercy Ambulance and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a house fire in Melcher-Dallas at approximately 1:30 this afternoon. The fire occurred in a single family home on NW 1st Street and traffic on the road, which is also considered a portion of highway S-45, was blocked for an extended period of time as first responders fought the blaze.
Melcher-Dallas Fire Chief Van Vrban tells KNIA/KRLS news one person was inside when the fire started, they saw black smoke in the home and were able to escape without injuries. The home suffered a complete loss and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
Vrban says the owner of the home has contacted their insurance company who will likely conduct the investigation.
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