By Nammi Bhagvandoss

NEOSHO, Mo. - The Neosho Fire Department is seeking the public's help in getting information about three suspicious fires early Sunday within a six-block area.

The fires involved a detached garage, a shed and a city of Neosho storage building, said Mike Eads, deputy chief.

Neosho firefighters are asking anyone with information to call the Neosho Police Department at (417) 451-8012 or the state arson hot line at (800) 392-7766.

No one was injured in the fires, which are being termed suspicious in nature.

The first fire was reported at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a detached garage at 422 W. Brook St., Eads said. The building was destroyed. Two trucks and eight firefighters responded.

The second fire was reported at 5:08 a.m. Sunday at 323 Wheeler St. A storage building was destroyed. Four firefighters and a truck responded. Greg Gibson owns the building.

A third fire also was reported at 5:08 a.m. Sunday at 711 N. College St. It involved a Neosho Parks Department building.

"We confined this to contents of the building," Eads said. "It was used for storage."

The stored items included Christmas bulbs and lights, gas, oil, tires and lawn mowers, Eads said. The estimated loss to the contents was $5,000.

Seven firefighters and one truck responded.

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