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Suspicious fire destroys home near Galena

By Sean Barnhill, Digital Media Editor, sbarnhill@schurz.com
Published On: Nov 10 2013 04:59:28 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 10 2013 11:56:56 PM CST

Photo courtesy of Southern Stone County Fire Protection District

GALENA, Mo -

The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District and the Stone County Sheriff's Department are investigating a house fire that they call suspicious. It happened just before 10:00 am on Sunday in a remote area near Galena.

Police were initially called to the abandoned house for a possible burglary. When police arrived on scene, they saw that the house was engulfed in flames, according to Southern Stone County Fire Protection District's Eric Nielsen.

Witnesses say they saw two juveniles run from the scene. The two juveniles were detained and questioned by police a short time later.

The house is a total loss. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.