Fire at vehicle auction yard in Scott County considered suspicious, under investigation

Fire at Copart Sikeston Auto Auctions considered suspicious
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 6:27 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:22 AM CST
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SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Multiple crews responded to an early morning fire at a vehicle auction yard in Scott County on Wednesday, November 30.

Crews were called to Copart Sikeston Auto Auctions about 4:30 a.m. This is on East Outer Road.

According to the Scott County Rural Fire District Chief Jeremy Perrien, between 35-40 vehicles in the salvage yard were damaged.

Copart has over a hundred vehicles on the lot altogether.

Firefighters were on scene until about 7:30 a.m.

No injuries have been reported.

At this time, it is not clear what started the fire.

Chief Perrien said the fire is considered suspicious and is under investigation.

Any one with information about the fire is urged to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 573-471-3530.

Crews from N.B.C. Fire Protection District, Miner, Sikeston and Oran Fire Departments also assisted Scott County Rural Fire Protection District at the scene.