UPDATE: Fire officials say the blaze was sparked by people playing with sparklers on the back porch.
Fire destroyed a home at 574 Peat Bed Rd. in Hannibal on Monday.
Four people living in the home got out safely. Officials said the fire appeared to start in the back of the home. It spread rapidly.
Fire crews from many surrounding departments were called to either fight the fire or provide backup at fire stations.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Below is a gallery of photos of the firefight, contributed by Rick Grosvent: