A dozen Sedalia firefighters responded to 9th and Marvin Monday night on a two-story structure fire.

According to Deputy Chief Matt Irwin, the call came in at 10:21 p.m. and the first firefighters arrived at 10:25 p.m. at 721 E. 9th.

No one was at home at the time of the fire, but two people live there, said Chief Greg Harrell. The house had moderate smoke damage, according to Chief Harrell.

Smoke detectors were present at the residence, Deputy Chief Irwin noted.

The fire originated in the basement, Irwin said, and was most likely a furnace motor that caused the blaze.

There was one injury to a firefighter, Irwin noted, adding that one of his men sustained a strained calf when he fell into a hole.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 1:26 a.m., or about three hours later.

Randy Kirby