The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.
Published March 15, 2023
Three suspicious fires under investigation
RICHLAND – The Tri-County Fire Protection District (TCFPD) had a busy two days with three suspicious structure fires last week.
Sunday, March 5
Firefighters were dispatched to a First Alarm Structure Fire at 9:37 p.m. in the 500 block of West Main St.
Engine-Tanker 1351, Tanker 1361, Engine-Tanker 1353, Command 1392, Squad 1382, Hazelgreen Engine 1851, 1871, Waynesville Engine 1952 and Pulaski County Ambulance District (PCAD) responded.
Units arrived on scene and reported a single story residence heavily involved. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Monday March 6
Firefighters were dispatched to a First Alarm Structure Fire at 8:01 p.m. on West Main Street, Lot 1.
Engine-Tanker 1351, Ladder 1359, Engine-Tanker 1353, Deputy Chief 1302, Squad 1382, Hazelgreen Engine 1851, Waynesville Engine 1952 and PCAD Medic 24 responded.
Units arrived on scene and reported a single wide mobile home with a working fire. The fire was contained to two rooms.
At 10:40 p.m. that same night, firefighters were dispatched to another First Alarm fire in the 100 block of Raymond Street.
Engine-Tanker 1351, Tanker 1361, Engine-Tanker 1353, Squad 1382, Squad 1371, Hazelgreen Engine 1851, Waynesville Engine 1952 and PCAD responded.
Units arrived on scene and reported a detached garage heavily involved with a residence in immediate danger.
The fire was contained to the garage and the home sustained no damage.
All three fires occurred in vacant buildings with no utilities. The Missouri State Fire Marshal Office was contacted and is investigating.
If you have any information regarding the fires, please call the Missouri Arson Hotline at 1-800-392-7766.
The Tri-County Fire Protection District protects the City of Richland, MO and the surrounding area.
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