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A homeowner is safe after a fire totally destroyed their residence late Saturday.


Just before 11 pm Saturday night, emergency responders were called to a house fire on Green Valley Road in rural DeWitt County.


Responders were called to the scene of a home fully involved in a fire.


Crews had a two-and-a-half inch line out and the fire was out within 30 minutes. Fire crews indicate the blaze was tough because there were two ceilings and then a hot spot on the main level burned through the floor.


There was one occupant in the home at the time of the fire, who was able to leave the home without harm.


There were no injuries to the crews at the scene, who were there until roughly 4 am.


Crews on scene were from Kenney, Clinton, Maroa, Wapella, Waynesville, Warrensburg, Chestnut along with EMS crews and the DeWitt County Sheriff's office.


The Red Cross assistant responders and the homeowner.


The State Fire Marshall is investigating the fire but has not filed a report. The home has been deemed a total loss.  

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