Wildwood home destroyed in fire Monday night

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by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 1 at 10:40 PM

WILDWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A family has lost their home after a fire broke out and destroyed their house on Cherry Hills Meadow Drive in Wildwood, Missouri.

“The house is a complete loss,” said John Bradley of the Metro West Fire District. “It will be boarded up because the fire spread essentially from the back of the house all the way up through the first and second floors, through the attic, and basically lost the entire roof.”

Four people, including two children, were inside the home during the fire, but we able to get out unharmed. However, one firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion and is expected to fully recover.

The Red Cross also issued a statement saying they offered assistance to the family. The family declined assistance, but did accept comfort kits of toiletries.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. 

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