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House fire on Kaskaskia

By on August 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

The Waterloo Fire Department responded to a small house fire that was quickly contained at 5109 Kaskaskia Road near Burksville around 2:40 p.m. last Tuesday. The home, owned by Richard Jr. and Susie Michels, is a replacement following a fire that destroyed their prior home at that same location early last year.

Waterloo Fire Chief Mark Yeager said the fire started in a closet next to the master bedroom. A cause of the fire is still under investigation.

“It’s pretty strange, actually,” Yeager said. “There’s nothing electric there, no outlets.”

The home suffered mostly smoke damage, with no injuries reported.

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.