Damage But no Injuries in Sunday Northeast Missouri Fires
There were no injuries, but there was considerable damage in two northeast Missouri fires Sunday morning.
Several volunteer fire departments responded to a blaze at a rural Knox County business Sunday morning.
The alarm came in about 6 a.m. Sunday at Cardwell Lumber south of Edina.
The fire was in the Cardwell Lumber Stave Mill. There was extensive damage.
Officials say the mill will have to be rebuilt.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Firefighters in Loraine responded to a residential fire about 1 a.m. Sunday.
Crews arrived to find the house full of smoke, with smoke coming out all the windows.
The fire apparently started on a bed in the northeast corner of the house.
The fire damage was confined to that bedroom, but there is smoke damage throughout the house.
The resident of the home got out safely.
The official cause of the fire is not known, but is believed to be a space heater.
Fire departments from Mendon, Ursa and Lima helped with fighting the blaze.