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Pike County fire cause still undetermined

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

The cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Hwy. UU between Louisiana and Bowling Green on April 11 remains undetermined, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
“The fire is still considered undetermined due to the excessive loss of the structure,” said Communications Director Mike O’Connell. “This will remain the determination unless some new information were to be developed.
“The fire consumed almost the entire structure, with only two walls and some flooring left. There was electrical service to the structure at the time of the fire,” O’Connell said, but that is not being singled out as the cause.
The home at 17756 Hwy. UU near the St. Louis University Lay Center destroyed a home belonging to Scott Thiel, according to Buffalo Township Fire District Chief Mitch Alspaw.
Tenants of the home had just moved out the day prior, Alspaw said.