Several fire departments respond to Rock Hill house fire -

Several fire departments respond to Rock Hill house fire

(KMOV) -- More than half a dozen fire crews responded after a two story home caught fire in Rock Hill, Missouri Friday morning.

Officials said the fire started in the basement of the home in the 800 block of Manitou sometime Friday morning.  The home is currently being renovated and some painting was going on in the house when the fire took place, according to the Rock Hill Fire Chief.

Fire crews had to battle the fire from the outside of the building but were forced to pull out because the fire was spreading. The flames may have started in the basement, according to officials. They said the fire worked its way up through the first and second floors of the house and burned up a good portion of the roof.

The chief said the water pressure on the nearby side streets is not great so they ran lines up to Manchester road, about half a block north of the house. He said they believe the homeowners are out of town and they are still working to get in touch of them.

Fire crews from University City, Webster, Glendale, Clayton and Richmond Heights, along with other worked together to extinguish the flames.

Fire officials said the home suffered extensive interior damage.

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