FULTON — A Fulton woman was arrested for arson in the first degree after a fire was allegedly intentionally set in the basement of the Moser's off of North Business 54.
Pamela Cordrey, 48, is an employee of the Moser's and was working at the time of the fire. She was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail on no bond, the Fulton Police Department said.
The Fulton Police Department alongside the Fulton Fire Department, Central Fire Department and Callaway EMS responded to the fire around 2:07 p.m.
In a press release, the Fulton Fire Department said upon arrival of the first engine company smoke was showing from the grocery store. Fire crews made entry into the structure and reported moderate smoke inside the structure.
When the fire crews entered the basement, there was an active fire with the fire sprinkler system activated. Fire was extinguished within minutes.
With the help of the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office, Fulton Police said it was determined that the fire was set intentionally and caused significant damage to the area.
The Fulton Fire Department said the structure received smoke and minor water damages and that the Estimated loss is unavailable at this time.
Fulton Police posted on Facebook around 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, announcing Moser's would be closed until further notice.
Anyone with any information should call the Fulton Police Department at 573-592-3100, Crime Stoppers at 573-592-2474 or your local law enforcement agency.