CHILLICOTHE, Mo—The Chillicothe Police Dept. and Chillicothe Fire Dept. confirm that a fire occurred overnight on the east-side of town.

An early afternoon report that a fire occurred in the area of second street has been verified following inquiry by the KMZU news staff. Chillicothe first responders said they arrived to the scene of a fire around 9:45 p.m. Friday near the Gatson Building. Authorities affirm the flames emanated from a trash burn. An investigation is ongoing.  Stay with KMZU for updates on this story and more by tuning in or online at