Firefighters from La Monte Fire and Pettis County responded to a house fire around 8:30 a.m. December 27 at 204 Chesnut in La Monte. According to the Pettis County Fire Protection District, the roof of a single story residence was fully engulfed in flames at the time of firefighters' arrival.

The owner of the home, Larry Canida, was reportedly at work at the time of the fire. Firefighters remained on scene for two hours. No injuries were reported. The structure was a total loss.