The Farmington Fire Department responded at 10:31 p.m. Saturday to a call reporting a house fire located at 206 N. Alexander Street.
Fire Chief Todd Mecey said that upon arriving on the scene around 10:35 p.m. firefighters saw flames shooting out of the windows on the right side of the home.
“We got the fire under control within about 15 minutes,” he said. “We received word there was a person inside the home but after a search of the residence we determined that was false.”
Mecey said the fire appears to have been electrical in nature and that the electricity at the house across the street from the fire was also affected.
According to Mecey, the right side of the home received extensive fire damage and the rest of the home had substantial smoke damage. He added that the state fire marshal’s office had been contacted and was to conduct an investigation into the official cause of the fire.
The Doe Run, Wolf Creek and Desloge fire departments assisted Farmington in fighting the one-alarm blaze.
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