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Fire displaces family in Jefferson City

Jefferson City Fire Department truck.
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Jefferson City Fire Department truck.


A structure fire early Saturday morning left one family displaced after the building was left with significant fire and smoke damage.

According to the Jefferson City Fire Department assistant chief, JC fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire around 12:40 a.m in the 1500 block of Adams Street.

Upon arrival, fire officials reported a significant amount of fire coming from the front room and extending out to the front porch.

Fire crews immediately attempted to extinguished the fire and had it under control within 20 minutes.

A smoke detector alerted the occupants who got out of the building before fire crews arrived.

The home sustained fire damage to a bedroom, the kitchen and the front porch. There was also significant smoke damage throughout the structure.

The fire was determined to be accidental in nature, caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. 

Crews remained on the scene for three hours to complete an investigation and completely extinguish the fire.

Due to the fire and smoke damage throughout the building the occupants were not able to remain in the home.

The American Red Cross was contacted and assisted the family with temporary shelter and emergency provisions.

Stadium Boulevard and other roads around the address had to be blocked off during the event due to fire hoses lying across the road.

The Jefferson City Police Department and Cole County EMS also responded and assisted at the scene.

Cole / Fire / Jefferson City / Missouri / Structure Fire
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Zach Boetto

Zach Boetto anchors the weekend morning and weekday 9 a.m. & noon newscasts for ABC 17. He also reports in the field on Mondays and Tuesdays during the 5 and 6 a.m. newscasts.
Zach began working at ABC 17 in June 2019 after graduating from California State University Channel Islands with a bachelor’s degree in communication.


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