Eldon officials investigate string of fires

Eldon Fire Officials and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating a string of fires early Sunday morning.

Police were called to the first fire at 616 East 8th Street just after midnight on New Year's Day. The fire had engulfed a garage and was burning an out building.

While officials were finishing at that fire, another was reported at 12:41 at 202 West 8th Street. Firefighters found heavy flames in a two story home. The house was vacant, but received major damage.

A third fire was reported at 134 West 8th Street. The blaze was burning a garage used for storage by a company located on the lot. Crews put that fire out, but minor structure damage was noted.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating with the assistance of Eldon Fire and the Eldon Police Department.