Kirksville House Fire Cause Undetermined

The state fire marshal’s office is helping investigate the fire that left a Kirksville home a total loss Wednesday night. The house in the 300 block of North Florence was engulfed when firefighters arrived, belching thick smoke into the night sky. A mother and her three children who lived in the home were able to escape unhurt. The home was a total loss, and the cause is unclear so far. Police and state investigators are working the case.