Anyone who knows anything about these two fires are asked to contact Fire Marshal Johnson at the Mid-County Fire Protection District office at 573-346-2049.

Two natural cover fires Thursday night along Cross Creek Drive in the area behind the Camdenton Walmart are believed to have been intentionally set and are under investigation.

MCFPD issued a press release Friday seeking information about possible suspects.

At 7:39 p.m. April 12, 2018, firefighters were dispatched to a natural cover fire on Cross Creek Drive, just off of Highway 54, behind the Camdenton Walmart. First arriving MCFPD units found approximately three acres on fire, the press release stated, with the fire rapidly spreading through the top of the pine trees due to the high winds.

Firefighters entered the woods with blowers and rakes to stop the fire advancement and to contain the flames. Access to the fire was difficult, according to the press release, but eventually firefighters were able to use water to extinguish it. The fire was brought under control in approximately 55 minutes. No structures were damaged. No injuries were reported. MCFPD cleared the incident at 9:19 p.m.

Then at 10:31 p.m., MCFPD firefighters were again dispatched to a natural cover fire down Cross Creek Drive. First arriving units found approximately three acres on fire further down the road from the previous natural cover fire. 

Again, this fire was rapidly spreading through the pine trees due to the high winds, the press release stated. Firefighters entered the woods with blowers and rakes to stop the fire advancement and to contain the fire. Access was limited, but eventually firefighters were able to use water to extinguish the fire. The fire was brought under control in approximately 45 minutes. No structures were damaged. No injuries were reported. MCFPD cleared the incident at 12:10 a.m.

Anyone who knows anything about these two fires are asked to contact Fire Marshal Johnson at the Mid-County Fire Protection District office at 573-346-2049.