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Crews battle fire on busy afternoon

Crews from Farmington Fire Department, Doe Run Fire Department and Park Hills Fire Department respond to a house fire around 3 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 500 block of West Liberty Street in Farmington. Crews were still on the scene of the fire when the call came in for the ultralight plane crash near the Farmington Regional Airport.

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Emergency crews were dispatched to a house fire at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Farmington Fire Department responded to the call at 506 W. Liberty St. at 3:07 p.m. to a two-story home near the intersection of West Liberty and Potosi Streets.

According to Farmington Fire Chief Todd Mecey, fire damage was confined to two rooms on the first floor of the home. Smoke and heat damage occurred throughout the home.

Mecey said he believes no one was home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire was ruled to be accidental-electrical.

Traffic was diverted on both Potosi Street and West Liberty Street while crews battled the fire.

Assisting Farmington were the Doe Run and Park Hills Fire Departments. Big River and Desloge Fire Department moved up to the Farmington fire house and were dispatched when the call came in about 40 minutes later for the ultralight airplane crash at the airport.

Shawnna Robinson is the managing editor of the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-518-3628 or


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