Big Rig Fire

Big rig hits guardrail on Highway 36 bridge causing diesel to spill and truck to erupt in flames

A tractor-trailer truck hit a bridge rail and caught fire on Highway 36 east of Chillicothe early Saturday. Chillicothe and Wheeling firefighters extinguished the blaze with the damage described by Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen as a total loss to the truck and trailer from the crash and fire. Diesel fuel spilled into Medicine […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Jackson Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a two-story apartment building the night of April 16th. Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters saw heavy flames and smoke coming from second-story apartment number 3 when they arrived at 444 Jackson. A transitional attack was used, and the fire was knocked down from the outside. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department receives grants to improve 911 call service and implement mobile communications center

Chillicothe/Livingston County E-911 Coordinator Cindy Hanavan applied for and received two grants in 2020 through the Office of Homeland Security/Department of Public Safety for the Next Generation 911.  The Chillicothe Police Department reports the federal grants will pay 60% of the total cost of the project, and the city/county pays the other 40%. The total […]

Burn Ban in Effect

Burn ban in effect for city of Chillicothe; Burn warning in effect for Livingston County

A burn ban has been issued for the city of Chillicothe until 7 o’clock Monday morning. Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter notes a burn ban means no burning within the city of Chillicothe with the exclusion of barbecue grills and covered fire pits. Meanwhile, a burn warning has been issued for Livingston County to […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department extinguishes electrical fire in attic at Webster Street residence

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports smoke was seen coming from the eves of a residence early Tuesday evening at 1130 Webster Street. Lieutenant Rob Williams said fire was found in the attic of the residence and said the department used approximately 700 gallons of water and foam solution to extinguish the fire. The structure was […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to “exploding trailer” at Calhoun and Washington street

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports it responded to a call of a trailer exploding at the intersection of Calhoun and Washington street on Thursday afternoon, January 29th. Captain/Emergency Medical Technician Tracy Bradley says flames came from the rear axles of the trailer. A hand line was used to start extinguishing the fire, two trucks were positioned […]

House Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to house fire on Cherry Street

A house fire Thursday night in Chillicothe is under investigation by authorities. Chillicothe Police said the state Fire Marshal’s Office was called in to investigate the cause of the fire at a house on Cherry Street. Police Chief Rick Sampsel reported residents there were evacuated. Chillicothe Fire Captain/EMT Tracy Bradley reported the department was notified […]