December 4, 2018 at 4:47 AM CST - Updated December 4 at 9:10 AM
SCOTT CITY, MO (Heartland News at 9) - An early morning house fire had crews on the scene early Tuesday morning around 3 a.m.
According to Scott City Fire Chief Jay Cassout, the home was 75 percent involved when they arrived. He said the home is about an 80 percent loss.
A family was inside when the fire started. Cassout said a child heard the smoke alarm and woke up the adults in the home. Everyone got out safely.
Cassout said there were more than 10 people inside. He said without the smoke detector it’s likely there would have been fatalities.
The cause is also unknown at this time according to the chief.
Scott City, Chaffee, Cape Girardeau and New Hamburg-Benton-Commerce Fire Protection District were all on scene.