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Fire at Berry Church north of Galt ruled as arson, $5000 reward offered

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a blaze that caused minor damage at the old Berry Church off Route BB north of Galt. Chief Brian Smiley of the Galt Fire Protection District said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office ruled the blaze was intentionally set. A passerby was credited with helping to […]

House Fire

House fully engulfed when Chillicothe firefighters arrive on scene at 112 Trenton Road

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports a house caught fire before sunrise on Monday morning about 5:20 am at 112 Trenton Road near Danner Park. The single-story, wood-frame house, believed to be vacant, was fully involved when firefighters arrived. A fire engine and ladder truck were connected to nearby hydrants with the ladder truck deploying an […]

Vehicle Fire

Fire destroys truck east of Dawn

Fire on Saturday afternoon destroyed a four-door truck east of Dawn. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen said an attached trailer loaded with a skid steer appeared to be unaffected by the fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived and found the truck fully involved. Approximately 900 gallons of water were […]

Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

Fire Truck

Fire damages machine shed west of Trenton

Firefighters described the damage as “major” when fire consumed a machine shed west of Trenton. Crews from three departments went to the scene before 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at 847 Southwest 3rd Street which is near the Grundy-Daviess County line. Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District listed the owner as Brandon Eads. Upon arrival, firefighters […]

Vehicle Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to vehicle fire on Ashley Avenue

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded with one engine and four personnel to a vehicle fire on Wednesday morning. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found the engine compartment of a sport utility vehicle fully engulfed in flames and backed into the driveway at 101 Ashley Avenue. The Chillicothe Police Department reportedly tried to put out the […]

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Carrollton woman injured in single-vehicle crash

A Carrollton resident, 21-year-old Makayla Bowlen, received what the highway patrol called moderate injuries in a single-vehicle, rollover, accident in Chariton County. The highway patrol report noted she was taken by ambulance to the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Ms. Bowlen was westbound when the sports utility vehicle (Chevy Trail Blazer) she was driving went off […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]