(West Plains) – A portion of Missouri Avenue was closed down Saturday night as crews with the West Plains and Howell Rural Fire Departments responded to a fire call.
The 911 call went out around 8:20 PM of heavy smoke at a building owned by Verity Heating and Air at 914 Missouri Avenue. Crews arrived and hosed the building down and cleared the building of smoke.
The section of Missouri Avenue that bends toward Porter Wagoner Boulevard was closed for roughly an hour while crews controlled the fire.
Fire department officials believe a heater issue started the fire.