Fire raced through a Callaway duplex Sunday afternoon, sending two fire departments to the scene and the residents scrambling to safety.
The alarm sounded at 2:37 p.m. after the fire broke out at 208 Bob Little Road. According to Lt. Ben Sheffield of the Callaway Fire Department, heavy smoke was coming from the structure when firefighters arrived and flames soon started shooting out of the openings.
Sheffield said it only took about five minutes to get the fire under control but, by then, one unit of the duplex had been destroyed.
Residents evacuated the duplex and no one was injured, Sheffield said.
Sheffield said it appeared the fire started in a kitchen but the State Fire Marshal will make a final determination.
The Springfield Fire Department also responded to the fire.
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