The Sedalia Police and Sedalia Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 2211 E. Broadway late Tuesday morning. The most damage appeared to be in the rear of the house and the garage. The home, which incurred heat and smoke damage, was inhabited by a family of seven, it was reported.

The Salvation Army's rehab unit also was on the scene. No injuries were reported. The SFD remained on scene as of 12:30 p.m. to investigate and keep an eye on hot spots, and all units had returned to the fire station by 2 p.m. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental at this time.