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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Couple's house destroyed by Tuesday evening fire

  • “I went to the grocery store to get a loaf of bread, right up here at Save-A-Lot,” Glenn Snow said. “Went in, got the loaf of bread, come right back home and the house was on fire.”


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  • Cold rain drops mixed with tears Tuesday evening for Glenn and Pam Snow.
    Pam was still at work and Glenn stepped out for a quick errand.
    “I went to the grocery store to get a loaf of bread, right up here at Save-A-Lot,” Glenn Snow said. “Went in, got the loaf of bread, come right back home and the house was on fire.”
    He tried to act fast. The nearly six-foot, heavy set man busted a window and attempted to get into his burning home, located at 1407 Laurel Street, to save his dog, but there was nothing he could do. Belle, Glenn and Pam’s 2-year-old Pomeranian/Yorkie mix, was lost amongst the thick and heavy white smoke billowing from the house they called home for the past 11 years.
    A line of blood that leaked from a cut beneath Glenn’s left eye ran down his cheek as he watched Hannibal firefighters search for hot spots and put out the remaining flames. The emotion was too much for him as he walked away to the side of his house to take a minute for himself.
    Pam Snow, standing at about 5-foot-1, did her best to fight tears as she chatted with neighbors.
    “We come around, it was fully engulfed on the right side,” Jeff Frame, Hannibal’s asst. fire chief, said, “the front, as well as the roof.”
    Within half an hour of the 5:30 p.m. call, the fire was mostly out. Firefighters continued to search the structure for remaining hot spots.
    An official cause has not been determined. 

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