UPDATE 5:25 A.M.: No one was hurt in a fire that took place Saturday afternoon in Moberly.
The Moberly Fire Department said the fire started after a man was “cleaning up” his yard, including burning trash.
The department said the fire was accidental.
The house is a total loss.
ORIGINAL STORY: Moberly police and fire crews responded to a house fire in the 700 block of Benson Street Saturday afternoon.
According to a 6 p.m. tweet, authorities described it as a ” large house fire. ”
Several surrounding streets were blocked off as crews staged in the area.
” Please avoid this area, ” police said in the tweet.
ABC 17 News will update this story as it develops.