by Sam Clanton
HOLLISTER, Mo. – A two-story home on Hawthorne Street in Hollister sustains major damage after fire breaks out in the back of the structure Thursday night.
Western Taney County Fire Chief Chris Berndt says crews quickly arrived from nearby stations…
It didn’t take long for firefighters to knock down the bulk of the blaze, but crews remained on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.
Berndt says fire marshals will need to investigate the cause of the blaze…
The occupants were not home when the fire started. Several of their pets succumbed to the smoke and flames, according to Berndt.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family. The home is expected to be deemed a total loss.