One dead in Millersburg fire Tuesday night

— At around 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, the Millersburg Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire off of County Road 239 that claimed one life.

Upon the fire department’s arrival, the house was fully involved in flames. The North Callaway and Central Callaway fire protection districts aided Millersburg Fire in fighting the blaze, which took about two hours to bring under control. Millersburg Fire Chief Larry Curtis said the home was completely destroyed.

“It was back in the trees on a dead end road, so it was very isolated,” Curtis said.

Neighbors informed officials that a subject was possibly still in the residence. Once the fire was out, a search of the rubble commenced. At approximately 10:30 am. Wednesday, a body was located and removed from the structure. A name will not be released at this time until the victim’s identity can be determined.

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Fire Marshall’s Office are conducting an investigation.

“Due to the extent of the damage, we probably won’t be able to know the exact cause,” said Curtis. “The house was fully involved when the neighbors reported it.”

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