MO: Turkey hunter in northeast Missouri burned during house fire

Turkey hunter in northeast Missouri burned during house fire | KTVO


A turkey hunter in northeast Missouri was burned during a Thursday afternoon fire at a small old house he was using as a hunting cabin.

The blaze on Stonewall Avenue between Edina and Knox City was reported at 12:53 p.m.

Knox City Firefighter Andrew Weiler told KTVO that the flames were through the roof when crews arrived on the scene. The structure is a total loss.

Knox City Fire Chief Todd Goodwin said the cause could possibly be electrical, but they aren’t sure because the damage is too extensive.

Weiler said two hunters were outside the house when they noticed fire coming from the back porch area.

He told KTVO one of the hunters, Tom Ahonen, ran back into the burning structure to get a gun, and he suffered burns to his arm.

Ahonen was taken by private vehicle to a medical clinic for treatment. He is not from northeast Missouri.

Fire departments from Edina and Baring also helped battle Thursday’s blaze.


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