There is extensive damage this (Thursday) morning to Jefferson City’s Probation and Parole district office, following an overnight fire on West Main.
Jefferson City Fire Department division chief Jason Turner tells 939 the Eagle that there is heavy damage to the entire structure. The blaze broke out at about 3:30, and closed streets around the building, which is near Highway 179.
Firefighters are still on-scene handling overhaul and salvage operations. The fire’s cause is under investigation. Turner says the state Fire Marshal’s office is heading to the scene.
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Jefferson City firefighters have been battling a fire at the Missouri Probation and Parole district office on West Main, near Highway 179.
Assistant fire chief Jason Turner says the fire began at about 3:30 this (Thursday) morning, and firefighters found heavy fire conditions at the building’s rear. The blaze continues at this hour, and Turner says firefighters are also doing overhaul and salvage operations.
You’re being urged to avoid the 2700 block of West Main, due to road closures. There are no reports of injuries.
The office that’s on fire is used by Missouri probationers and parolees for their visits to probation and parole officers. It’s a few blocks west of a car wash.
Missouri Probation and Parole is part of the Missouri Department of Corrections.