A structure fire on Fulton Avenue that began at 9:54 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, has been ruled incendiary by members of the Hannibal Fire Department.

A structure fire on Fulton Avenue that began at 9:54 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, has been ruled incendiary by members of the Hannibal Fire Department.

Hannibal Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire at 1022 Fulton Ave. Department personnel transported one ladder truck, two engines, one rescue vehicle and a command vehicle to the scene.

Initially, nine firefighters discovered a working structure fire in the one-story house. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from the structure.

Firefighters searched the residence while fellow personnel extinguished the fire. The blaze was brought under control in about ten minutes. The home sustained heavy smoke and fire damage,. A nearby neighbor's truck was also damaged.

Hannibal Police Department officers and Marion County Ambulance District staff were on the scene to provide assistance.

A Hannibal firefighter was called in to investigate the fire, with assistance from the Missouri State Fire Marshall. The Hannibal Fire Chief and City Building Inspector were also notified of the fire.

Firefighters remained on the scene until 3 a.m. for overhaul and to investigate the cause and origin of the fire.

The house was not occupied at the time and no one was injured.