New Year's Fires in Moberly
"The dogs were barking around 6 in the morning" said neighbor Rick Davis. "And we got up to check it out and we noticed that there were a bunch of firefighters and fire trucks and a fire blazing across the street."
The intense heat melted vinyl siding on the home next door.
"I saw a very high flame," said neighbor Delesa Miller. "It was way over the roof and firefighters [were] going in trying to stop it, but they didn't get to stop it because of the flames. They would put it out and then it would go back on again."
Moberly firefighters also responded to a 6 a.m. blaze New Year's Day at another home. The department said both fires started in the homes' attics, although investigators have not determined the causes. Firefighters said they don't think the two fires were related.