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 […]

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Chillicothe woman charged with felony arson after setting residence ablaze with daughter inside

A Chillicothe woman accused of intentionally setting fire to a residence in the 1500 block of Jackson Street in Chillicothe on January 10th while her daughter was inside has been charged with first-degree felony arson. Fifty-nine-year-old Tomi Joy Novak’s bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for court on January 22nd. A probable […]

House Fire

Suspect identified in suspicious house fire on Jackson Street in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Fire Department on Sunday night responded to a house fire on Jackson Street and with the help of Chillicothe police, assisted in getting one occupant outside. While in route, Lieutenant and Paramedic Jonathan Nolan reported a dispatcher reported the fire was in the basement where the occupant was located. The initial review of […]

Structure Fire

Fire destroys garage in rural Livingston Coundy

Fire Saturday morning destroyed a detached garage at 13518 Livingston County Road 269. According to firefighter and medic Lyle Lowe of the Chillicothe department, the Wheeling Fire Department contacted the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office to investigate the cause. Chillicothe firefighters assisted the Wheeling Fire Department in extinguishing the blaze. The owner of the property […]

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Volunteer firefighter with Bethany Fire Department charged with arson and animal abuse

A volunteer firefighter with the Bethany Fire Department accused of intentionally setting a fire at a house rented and occupied by his mother and two brothers on December 15th has been charged with second-degree felony arson. Nineteen-year-old Dakota Sean Cox has also been charged with misdemeanor animal abuse. His bond was set at $25,000 cash only, […]