Suspected arsonists sought in southwest Missouri county
CAMDENTON (AP) — Authorities in a southwest Missouri county are looking for someone who apparently is setting arson fires made more dangerous by dry conditions.
KSPR reports three homes were the apparent targets of fires set Wednesday afternoon near Camdenton. The homes are near Missouri State Highway 5.
No serious injuries were reported.
The owner of one home, Nikki Byler, said she called 911 as soon as she saw the fire but by the time firefighters arrived, the entire valley was in flames.
Fire Chief Scott Frandsen says arson is suspected because two fires were started in nearly the same area, just minutes apart. A third fire that authorities believe was intentionally set was reported Thursday afternoon near Macks Creek.
All the fires were under control by Thursday evening.