A fleet of first responders from two counties was called to a house fire on Highway 98 in Cooper County on Wednesday.
The Boone County Fire Protection District had several vehicles at the scene after receiving a mutual aid call. The call went out as a house fire, but the house was obscured from a reporter's view by trees.
No one was hurt, including a dog, but the house was a total loss, said Cooper County Fire Protection District Chief David Gehm.
"The lady that lives in this house was making Crab Ragoon, and she was frying some things in the skillet on the stove and one of her dogs ran off," said Gehm. "She went after and forgot the stove, and caught the house and it was an A-frame, so they're notorious for burning very quickly."