SARCOXIE, Mo. — About 1:45 a.m. Tuesday reports of a structure fire at an abandoned house, 307 Church Street. First reports that the second floor was fully engulfed.
Sarcoxie Fire, Sarcoxie Rural, Sarcoxie Police and Mercy Carthage responded. Carthage Fire were requested as mutual aid.
Church Street Command stated about 10 minutes after arrival it would be a defensive fire only.
2:18 a.m. fire was declared under control. 3:15 a.m. fire was declared out. The fire did rekindle later in the morning and continued to smolder all day.
Even at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night Sarcoxie Chief Carnes released a statement, “We are aware of the burning that is happening on Church street. We have crews keeping an eye on it and it is a controlled burn and is in no danger of spreading. We thank everyone for their concern but all is under control. Thank you.“
We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.
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