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      House fire displaces mid-MO family


      Fire crews were called to a home on Clark Avenue in Jefferson City Thursday night.


      Several reports of a house fire were called in around 3:20 p.m.


      When crews arrived, they found flames coming through the front door of the residence.


      It took about forty minutes to get the fire under control.


      A fire department spokesperson says there was serious damage to the first floor of the house and moderate damage to the second floor. They estimate that the home is a complete loss.


      They estimate that the home is a complete loss.


      There was only one person was in the house at the time of the fire.


      Eric Johnson described what happened:


      "I came in the house around 3:00, sat at the computer. Five minutes later I heard a boom from the kitchen. When I looked, the whole... up to the ceiling was on fire. So I ran out the door and called 911."


      Johnson, his wife, and seven children reside in this house. The Red Cross is putting them in a hotel and providing food.


      The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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