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Fire damages New London home

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The New London Fire Department said electrical problems caused a house fire Friday morning in Ralls County, Missouri.

New London Fire Chief James Quick said crews arrived on the scene of 13587 Huckleberry Drive just after 1 a.m.

One man lived inside the home and was able to get out safely.

"Being a volunteer fire department, it takes a while to get here, but it wasn't bad at all we had Hannibal Rural Fire here with us to help, it took about 45 minutes to extinguish it," New London Fire Assistant Chief Sheldon Ward said.

The house sustained significant damage, but is not a total loss.

The owner can return to his home.

Ward added the home had smoke detectors and there will be no investigation.

Richard Denson

Richard Denson is the Morning Content Producer for WGEM News.

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