Updated June 28 with donation information.
On Tuesday afternoon, June 26th, 2018, there was a house fire in New Melle along Hwy. F, just south of American Electric and Data.
The home was fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived. According to New Melle Fire Chief Rick Massey, the cause is undetermined. There were lightening and thunderstorms in the area on Tuesday.
The resident was not home at the time. Two dogs expired in the fire. The home is a total loss.
A Go Fund Me Page was set up by a New Melle resident on June 28 to help with expenses. https://www.gofundme.com/gpexk-matt-duncan
Checks can also be written directly to Matt and dropped off at American Electric and Data.
Photo courtesy of Ron Schuster.