Historic Ladonia home destroyed by fire

Ladonia – Ladonia officials say fire has destroyed a more than 100-year-old two-story Queen Ann Victorian-style home.

No injuries were reported from the blaze, which started at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West Main and Commerce Streets. At least two people were believed to be inside the home at the time, including a young child. Both were evacuated safely.

Fire officials from Ladonia as well as the surrounding communities battled the blaze for about an hour and a half. At around 1:00 p.m. some fire crews remained on scene to make sure there were no hot spots.

A city official says the home is a complete loss. It was not immediately known what may have caused the fire.