Butler Co., MO highway department building destroyed by fire

Butler Co., MO highway department building destroyed by fire
The Poplar Bluff Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office confirm the county fire department is fighting a fire at the Butler County Highway Department Building. (Source: Amanda Rommel)

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The Poplar Bluff Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office confirm the county fire department were called to a fire at the Butler County Highway Department Building on Wedesday evening, Sept. 5.

The building is on U.S. 67 south, off of old M Hwy.

The building itself is destroyed. They lost six trucks - five dump trucks and one trailer truck. Fire marshals were on the scene last night and id not find anything suspicious.

As of now no cause is known.

The loss of the trucks will cause delays in their asphalt overlay operations but it should not impact the public in any significant way.

The department hopes to hire some trucks short term to mitigate delays as much as possible.

Witnesses tell Heartland News electrical crews were unhooking power to the building and there were several explosions heard at the time of the fire.

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