State fire marshal investigates suspected arson

Royal Oaks Charcoal Plant fire/KRCG 13

The Missouri State Fire Marshalâ??s office is investigating suspected arson in Maries County.

It happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday at Royal Oaks Charcoal Plant on Route EE in Belle.

Early reports said nearly 80,000 lbs of charcoal and two structures were burning.

The Belle Fire Department, Bland Fire Department, and Vichy Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the fire.

No one was injured.