Possible Arson under Investigation Underway in Portageville

The state Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a possible arson in Portageville, Missouri. Fire crews were dispatched to a single-story house fire at Sixth Street  and LeSeiure Avenue in Portageville just after midnight on Thursday, April 16. When crews arrived, heavy flames were showing at the home and a neighboring house was starting to burn. Officials say the home that was on fire was vacant, but the neighboring house was occupied when the fire broke out. Officials believe the fire could be arson, so they called the state Fire Marshal in to investigate. Firefighters were able get the fire under control and save property, but they report some nearby properties were damaged. Firefighters cleared the scene around 2:30 a.m.

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