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Fire destroys unoccupied Lake Contrary home

Fire crews were busy Monday morning fighting a house fire near Lake Contrary.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 2:47 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2019 2:54 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Fire crews were busy Monday morning fighting a house fire near Lake Contrary.

The fire broke out on 8464 S.W. 54th Road sometime before 9:30 a.m.

The house was a complete loss. Buchanan County Fire said the house was not occupied at the time.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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