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Vacant house, shed damaged by fire in Morley

The fire happened at 428 S. Stephenson Street in Morley. The fire happened at 428 S. Stephenson Street in Morley.
One home is badly damaged by the flames and another smaller structure was still burning on the property Tuesday morning. One home is badly damaged by the flames and another smaller structure was still burning on the property Tuesday morning.
MORLEY, MO (KFVS) -

Fire crews battled a fire at a vacant house in Morley, Missouri on Monday night.

The fire broke out at 428 S. Stephenson Street in Morley around 8:20 p.m.

The home had been vacant for a number of years. Nobody was hurt in the fire. 

The roof of the house collapsed and there was a lot of fire damage inside. 

Another smaller structure, a shed, was still burning on the property as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Morley Fire Department was back on the scene on Tuesday morning to put out the shed fire. 

The shed sits at the back of the property about 50 feet away from the home. Both were engulfed when firefighters arrived. There are no remnants of anything burned between the structures.

Neighbors spotted a vehicle at the home and somebody trying to kick in the front door before the fire started. The fire started shortly after the vehicle had left, according to neighbors.

One neighbor even gave a statement of what he saw to a fire marshal on scene Monday night. 

According to Mike O'Connell, communications director with the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the shed was destroyed and is believed to be a suspicious fire.

He said the house was heavily damaged and lost its roof.

O'Connell said, based on the scene, it has been determined that the fire was set.

Both fires remain under investigation by the Missouri State fire marshal. Also assisting in the investigation is the Scott County Sheriff's Department and Morley Fire Department.

Anyone with information about what they saw or heard about this incident is asked to call authorities.

Morley, Oran, and Scott County Rural fire departments responded to the fire.  

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