Fire marshal investigating Neosho fire


The Missouri fire marshal’s office is investigating a Thursday morning fire at Shooter’s Paradise, a sporting goods store, at 17068 State Highway 59, in Neosho.

The Neosho Fire Department was dispatched at 7:31 a.m. to a structure fire at the above address. On arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the eves of the building. The flames were coming from a back room of the structure and were extinguished. The scene was cleared at 11 a.m.

Fire damage was mostly contained to the back room, with some smoke damage throughout the rest of the building.

As of Friday afternoon the cause of the fire was still being investigated by the state fire marshal’s office. Because the business carries guns and gun supplies, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was also called in.

For more information, please call Fire Chief Mike Eads at 451-8021.

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