Building used by State of Missouri officials burns to the ground; no injuries reported

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A fire was reported at a building leased by the State of Missouri Monday night.

The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the report at 1621 East Elm Street. No one was in the building by the time the fire department had arrived. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities.

About 100 state team members made up offices in the impacted building like the Department of Social Services and the Office of Administration’s Information Technology Services Division (ITSD).

“First and foremost, we are happy to report that no state team member, first responder, or citizen was hurt as a result of this fire…It is important for Missourians to know that state operations and services will continue uninterrupted thanks to our dedicated team members across state government who are stepping up to assist their teammates at DSS and ITSD.” Governor Mike Parson said.

Alternative work locations are being explored now as The Office of Administration
Works with the state agencies that were affected by the fire to relocate them.

Fire crews on the scene say the building is a total loss.

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