Update: Red Cross helps family without home after fire

Update: Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

Cole County Fire and Jefferson City Fire Departments worked together to fight a home fire on the 3600 block of Glovers Ford Road.

Seven fire trucks and 27 firefighters were on the scene of the fire Tuesday afternoon.

The first crew on the scene knocked down the fire on the main floor said Cole County Public Information Officer Steve Cearlock. When more crews arrived, they worked to knock down hotspots in the home.

The home suffered substantial water and heat damage. Damage is estimated to be about $60,000.

The family cat died in the fire.

Fire crews used tarps to protect furniture and Christmas presents on the second floor from any damage.

The Red Cross is on the scene to help the family. The family will not be able to return home until their home is fixed.

Cearlock said the Jefferson City Red Cross needs help from the community as they help victims of recent fires.

The Red Cross was on the scene to help victims of the apartment fire that happened last week .

The Red Cross is accepting cash donations.

Update: Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1:23 p.m.

Cole County Fire Department was at the scene of a residential fire on Glovers Ford Road Tuesday afternoon.

A grease fire in the kitchen caused substantial damage to the home said the Cole County Fire Chief.

The split level house was home to six kids and two adults. The kids were at school during the fire. One adult, home during the fire, was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The main floor was completely damaged, while the lower level suffered water damage.

While crews fought the fire on the main level, crews went to the lower level of the home to put tarps over Christmas presents in order to protect them from damage.

The Red Cross was called in to help the family.

Original Story:

Cole County Fire Department is on the scene of a fire.

The fire is on Bald Hill Road, east of Ellis Boulevard.

More details will be available soon