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Fire destroys home in Keokuk

UPDATE: Assistant Fire Chief Mark Vogel tells WGEM that the cause of the fire is undetermined as of 4:10 pm Thursday. Vogel said the family had just recently moved in to the residence and is being assisted by the Red Cross.

KEOKUK (WGEM) — A family is without a home Thursday morning after a fire on 611 North 9th Street in Keokuk.

Keokuk Assistant Fire Chief Pat McNally said they arrived on scene around 1:30 a.m.

After seeing the home fully engulfed, all fire crews were called in because of heavy flames and smoke.

Fire crews stayed on the scene to eliminate hot spots to prevent the fire from spreading to other homes.

Crews wrapped up work around 6:15 a.m.

Photo of the flames coming out through the window. (Photo by Chris Mils)

There was a family with three children inside. Fire officials say everyone made it out safely but a family dog did not survive the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The home has significant smoke and fire damage to the siding and windows.

A look at the damage around 6:30 a.m.

McNally added the home is a total loss and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Don Dwyer

Don Dwyer is a Morning Anchor/Reporter at WGEM.

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