Fire Damages Highway Patrol Maintenance Building
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A fire has destroyed the vehicle maintenance facility for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Patrol Col. Ron Replogle said the building appears to be a total loss as a result of a fire that began around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.
The Jefferson City facility is used to repair vehicles from around the state and also is used to outfit new vehicles with radios and other equipment. Replogle said eight vehicles were destroyed and an additional six suffered heavy smoke damage.
He said the building was worth $3.8 million but the total loss could range from $4 million to $5 million when vehicles and equipment are included.
No one was injured.
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee were already discussing ways Tuesday to pay for a new maintenance facility.