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Bell city man dies in Sunday night fire

Monday, January 7, 2013

By COREY NOLES

Statesman Staff Writer

BELL CITY, Mo. - A Bell City man was killed when a mobile home in Bell City caught fire late Sunday night.

The victim has not yet been positively identified.

According to Bell City Fire Chief David Scherer, a neighbor noticed the fire and alerted authorities shortly before midnight.

Firefighters from Bell City and Advance responded and were told there was likely a person inside the home.

Upon arrival, the home was fully engulfed, with flames coming through the roof and side windows.

The Missouri State Fire Marshall's office was on the scene Monday morning to investigate the cause of the blaze. No determination has yet been made pending results of the investigation and an autopsy.

Firefighters and investigators were on the scene until approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday.


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