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2 survive fire that destroyed home near Delta

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Two people were sleeping at a home on Hwy. N outside of Delta when they woke to find the living room on fire. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) Two people were sleeping at a home on Hwy. N outside of Delta when they woke to find the living room on fire. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)
The Allenville Baptist Church is accepting donations on behalf of the couple. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) The Allenville Baptist Church is accepting donations on behalf of the couple. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)
Firefighters believe a kerosene heater caused the fire. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier) Firefighters believe a kerosene heater caused the fire. (Source: KFVS photojournalist Don Frazier)
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two people survived a fire that destroyed their house Tuesday night in Cape Girardeau County.

The call came in sometime before 7:20 p.m. Tuesday for a house at 7246 Highway N near Delta.

Delta Fire Chief Alvin Frank Jr. says two people were sleeping at a home on Hwy. N outside of Delta when they woke to find the living room on fire. They were able to escape, but the husband did not even have shoes.

Firefighters believe a kerosene heater caused the fire.

Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke. Flames were taking down part roof as crews arrive on scene.

The home is a total loss.

The Allenville Baptist Church is accepting donations on behalf of the couple. Call Pastor Phil Thompson at 573-794-2368 to donate.

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