PORTAGEVILLE - A Portageville business was destroyed by fire early today.
At 3:58 a.m. today, a 9-1-1 call alerted the Portageville Fire Department of a fire at Woods Lumber Co., Highway 61 North. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the building, which was destroyed.
The Hayti Fire Department was called in on stand-by while the local department battled the blaze for several hours. The Portageville department remained on the scene at 8:30 a.m. today.
Also the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office had a representative on the scene trying to determine the cause of the fire.
No one was reported injured in the blaze.