According to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office, two fires that occurred overnight in the Smithton area have been deemed suspicious.

On Monday, Oct. 31 at around 11:30 p.m., deputies responded, along with the Smithton Fire Department, to a barn fire in the 29,000 block of Carpenter Road (southwest of Smithton). Smithton Fire requested mutual aid from Pettis County Fire. It was decided by both departments that the fire was suspicious in nature and the Missouri State Fire Marshal was called.

Then at around 3:08 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, another barn fire was reported in the 29,000 block of Pony Path Road (near Highway 50 and TT). Pettis County Fire personnel responded to that blaze as well and discovered the fire was also suspicious and notified the fire marshal.

Both fires are under investigation at this time.

--Shown in the photos are the remains of a barn just east of TT and Pony Path Road, west of Smithton and north of Four Seasons. The scene was still smoldering as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.