Fire in Maries County Suspected as Arson
BELLE - The Maries County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday a fire at the Royal Oaks Charcoal Plant in Belle "is suspected that the fires were set intentionally," according to a news release.
The release said the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office will help investigate the incident, which happened on Route EE and involved close to 80,000 pounds of charcoal and two structures around 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The sheriff's department said the fire did not result in any injuries.
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