SIKESTON -- The city fire marshal is investigating a possible arson.
A report of fire showing at the vacant house located at 711 W. North was reported to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 5:27 a.m. today, according to Capt. Jim Hailey, fire division commander for DPS.
Also reported was a black male in dark clothing leaving from the general direction of the fire, although DPS was unable to find anyone matching this description.
"It is under investigation," Hailey said. "It was suspicious in nature."
The fire was contained to the room of origin, according to Hailey. DPS fire personnel were able to leave the scene by about 7 a.m., he said.