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Sawmill, Hospital Storage Building Destroyed by Weekend Fires

A local saw mill owned by Tri State Timber was completely destroyed by fire on Friday evening. According to Scotland County Fire Chief Greg Probst, the saw mill, located on Highway 136 near the Arbela Junction, was a total loss. A passerby called in the blaze at around 6 p.m. reporting heavy smoke  coming from […]

MDC Offers Prescribed Fire Workshops in Northeast Missouri

Free workshops will include classroom session and a demonstration burn, weather permitting. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners interested in learning about prescribed burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species to free prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri this winter.  MDC staff will discuss methods and […]

Fire Destroys Off-Road Tire & Service Business in Memphis

A Memphis business will be looking to rebuild following a late-night fire over the weekend that resulted in significant property damage. Off-Road Tire & Service on Highway 136 sustained extensive damage in the blaze, which was reported at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Monday morning, January 14th. “Apparently there was a group of young people parked […]

Fire Destroys Neagle Home Near Rutledge

A Tuesday evening fire has left a Rutledge man homeless. According to the Rutledge Fire Department, the residence of David Neagle was completely destroyed by the blaze, which was reported around 8:30 p.m. “We fought under freezing temperatures, but by the time we arrived the house was fully engulfed,” said Rutledge Fire Chief Javi Gil. […]

Fire in Baring Claims Lives of Two Children

An early morning blaze on Tuesday. November 20th claimed the lives of two children in Baring. 15-month-old Brayden J. Coon and three-year-old Jacob W. Coon, died in the blaze that destroyed their family’s residence on Frazier Street. The fire was reported at approximately 4:30 a.m. According to law enforcement officials, the children’s parents, grandmother, and […]

State Fire Marshal Urges Caution With Fireworks As July Fourth Holiday Approaches  

JEFFERSON CITY – Ask Missourians for examples of potentially dangers fireworks and sparklers would not rank high on the list. But sparklers – which burn at over 1,200 degrees and are often handled by children – are one of the leading causes of fireworks injuries and are strong reminder of the dangers consumer fireworks can […]

Gerth Residence Extensively Damaged by Fire

A Memphis residence sustained extensive damage in an early-morning fire. A neighbor first reported the blaze at the Fritz and Janet Gerth residence, 131 W. Jackson Street, at 12:56 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25th. The Memphis Fire Department was on the scene in less than 10 minutes and reported the structure was fully engulfed by […]

Memphis Man Facing Reckless Burning Charge After Fire Damages Home

A Memphis man has been criminally charged after a Memphis property was damaged by fire on January 25th. Thompson Stricklen, 29, was ticketed with the Class B misdemeanor charge of reckless burning, after law enforcement alleged a bonfire at his property had ultimately led to a fire several properties away, resulting in damage to the […]

Communication Crucial When Calling for Emergency Services

As a member-driven fire protection service, the Scotland County Fire Corporation depends on annual dues to remain viable, requiring a strict policy of responding only to member emergencies. This policy mandates that when emergencies situations are called in, the dispatch services, prior to calling for a fire department response, must first check the membership log […]

Fire Damages Building Near City Square

An apartment off the southwest corner of the Memphis square was extensively damaged by fire, but a major disaster was averted by the Scotland County Fire Department, which contained the blaze to a first-floor apartment where it originated, saving connected commercial properties on both sides of the brick structure. According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s […]