This home on Fox Farm Road south of De Soto was destroyed by fire.

This home on Fox Farm Road south of De Soto was destroyed by fire.

An early-morning fire Tuesday (Oct. 29) totaled a vacant house in the 13000 block of Fox Farm Road south of De Soto. The cause of the fire is under investigation, De Soto Rural Fire Chief Tom Fitzgerald said.

The single-family house was not occupied because the owners have been repairing it, Fitzgerald said.

The district got a call about the fire at 2:15 a.m.

“It was fully involved when crews arrived,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s a total loss.”

The De Soto Fire Department and the Hematite, Hillsboro, Jefferson R-7 fire protection districts and the Valle Ambulance District helped with the call.

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