A utility box may be responsible for a house fire Sunday afternoon south of Lowell. Tonica Fire got the call about 12:30pm to come to a house on County Highway 44, a mile and a half south of Lowell. Upon arrival, it was determined the fire was within a wall – near the utility box. Flames got into the attic area before being knocked down in 30 minutes.
Two adults residing at the home got out safely and no one was injured. A State fire marshall has been called in; although, the fire is not considered suspicious.