According to a Sedalia Police report, at 2:43 Wednesday morning Sedalia Police and the Sedalia Fire Department responded to a house fire at 811 East 5th Street. Upon arrival, the report states, a large amount of smoke was coming from the structure.

The fire, which was extinguished in a short period of time according to Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Harrell, was deemed of a suspicious nature, and the Missouri State Fire Marshall was called in to investigate.

For more information, listen to our Newsmaker interview with Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Harrell of the Sedalia Fire Department.