Suspicious fire causes 2K in damage at Spickard home

A suspicious fire early Friday at Spickard caused about two thousand dollars worth of damage to a house at 206 south sixth street.

That’s according to fire training officer Jesse Richmond of the Spickard Fire Protection District who said no one was injured.

Richmond said the house, owned by Terry Duncan, was in the process of being remodeled and no one was residing there. Duncan was staying across the street.

Richmond remarked the fire started outside the house next to a meter box. The blaze was being investigated by The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office.

The fire was extinguished in an estimated 35 to 45 minutes but firefighters were on the scene more than two and one half hours while waiting for the state Fire Marshal investigator to arrive and examine the site.

Around seven Spickard Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the scene. The Grundy County sheriff’s office and Grundy County Ambulance service office also were on-scene.

Richmond noted suspicious fires extinguished by the Spickard Fire Protection District last year remain under investigation.