Fire destroys home at Roach Lake south of Chillicothe
A residence at Roach Lake is considered a total loss after a fire on Wednesday morning. The fire is under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal. Chillicothe Fire Chief Eric Reeter reports the residence, owned by Tracy Englert, was fully involved in fire when the Chillicothe Fire Department arrived and requested Dawn, Hale, Wheeling, and Chula Fire Departments for mutual aid tanker responses. Hale was unable to respond due to equipment repairs. Reeter says firefighters took a defensive attack and initially protected a neighboring residential structure that was threatened. Crews were able to protect the neighboring residence successfully, except