Fire department responds to residential fire

The Fulton Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 100 block of West Reed Street on Friday.

FFD was dispatched to the scene of the fire at approximately 5:19 p.m., according to a release. Central Callaway Fire Protection District also responded to the scene.

The first fire crew arrived at approximately 5:22 p.m.

A single-story, single family home was found with heavy smoke coming from inside.

The owners of the home were on the scene. They confirmed that everyone was out of the house.

The homeowners stated that the fire was in the basement, a release states.

Fulton Police Department was at the scene for crowd and traffic control. The Callaway County Ambulance District was also on scene for standby-by and firefighter rehab operations.

Fire crews entered the house and reported an active fire.

They began an "aggressive fire attack." No victims were located inside the house.

The first was brought under control within approximately 30 minutes, with fire damages contained to the basement.

Other parts of the house received damage from smoke and heat.

Investigators with FFD completed an origin and cause investigation of the fire. The fire was determined to have begun in the basement of the house, near a dehumidifier that was running, a release states. The fire was found to be unintentional.

Initial damage from the fire is estimated at $130,000. No injuries were reported, and the house had working smoke detectors.

A total of four fire engines and 15 personnel were at the scene of the fire.