A fire that occurred in the early hours of the morning on 8 Riverside Drive is under investigation after a cause could not be determined.
Boonville Fire Chief Tim Carmichael said the Boonville Fire Department received a call of a structure fire around 1:15 a.m. Before the BFD got on the scene, the Boonville Police Department had already arrived since flames were shooting out of the building.
Once the BFD arrived the fire was quickly put out. Half the home was gutted while the other half suffered smoke and heat damage.
Carmichael said since the natural cause of the fire could not be determined, he called in the Missouri State Fire Marshall to investigate. The fire marshall was on the scene this morning but at this time the cause has not been determined.
No injuries were reported since no one was home at the time of the fire.