LONGRUN, Mo. – A home in the Longrun area is considered a total loss after a fire destroyed it yesterday afternoon.

The Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department, with mutual aid from other area fire departments, responded to a home on CR 915 around 3:15 p.m. on January 6.

The resident was able to get out of the home safely, however some pets were not accounted for.

The suspected cause of the fire is an electric wheelchair that started smoking while charging.