Fire Scorches Rural St. Clair Home on Mill Hill Road

St. Clair Fire Protection District firefighters as well as personnel from other nearby districts responded to a house fire at 2806 Mill Hill Road east of St. Clair near Bruns Bridge shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. No one was home at the time of the fire. A passerby reported seeing smoke coming from the residence and called 911. When firefighters arrived, they discovered the wood and stone exterior structure actually covered a mobile home, causing them some difficulty in ventilating the structure and battling the fire. No one was injured, and the blaze was under control within a half hour. The fire was contained to the north end of the building, but there was smoke damage throughout. The cause of the fire was not known but it was not thought to be suspicious by personnel at the scene. For additional information, please see the Wednesday, April 18, Missourian.