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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to apartment fire on Clay Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building at 504 Clay Street on Friday night. Firefighter/Paramedic Lyle Lowe reports the department found smoke located on the backside of the building owned by Ernie and Dee Akers. Firefighters discovered a pile of spilled wood ashes from an outside wood stove had fallen […]

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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 […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to electrical fire on Collier Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a possible electrical fire at 422 Collier on Wednesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports firefighters found heavy smoke coming from roof vents upon arrival. She says the resident, listed as Tisha Warren, was still inside, but family members were outside and said Warren had been having problems with her […]

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Chillicothe firefighters respond to trailer fire on Herriford Street

The Chillicothe Police Department requested the Chillicothe Fire Department respond to a possible trailer fire in the 100 block of Herriford on Friday night. Fire Lieutenant Rob Williams reports firefighters found light smoke in the area and flames visible inside the camper upon arrival. A one and three-quarter-inch hand line was deployed, and about 200 […]

Vehicle Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to vehicle fire on Mitchell Road

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a sport utility vehicle fire on Mitchell Road Wednesday morning. Captain Derrick Allen reports firefighters found smoke coming from the vehicle when they arrived on the scene. They pulled an attack line and extinguished the fire using about 200 gallons of water. No occupants were reported as injured, and […]

House Fire

House fire at intersection of Route Y and O believed to be caused by electrical short

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District Chief Kenny Roberts reports a fire caused extensive damage to a house at the intersection of Routes O and Y Tuesday evening. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District provided mutual aid to the Spickard Fire Protection District at the house owned and lived in by Donnie and Nancy […]

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative or MyPI

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative to launch in area counties

Multiple agencies from a four-county region are working to launch a new program that will train youth on how to prepare for a disaster event.  The Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative, or MyPI, is a national award-winning program that will be offered for free to interested youth next year.  Knowing that youth and families are busy […]