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Two fires in Jefferson City cause thousands in damage, displace residents

Jefferson City, MO-Early Saturday morning, the Jefferson City Fire Department responded to a fire in a four unit apartment building.

The firefighters found smoke coming from an upstairs apartment. All residents were out safely when crews arrived.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the upstairs kitchen fire, leaving limited damage. The other apartments had limited smoke damage.

The fire was believed to be started by an unattended stove.

One infant was treated for injuries sustained while evacuating the building. They have since been released from Capitol Regional Medical Center.

The Red Cross will be helping all 10 residents displaced from the building.

A stove has been determined as the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated around $25,000.

About an hour after the apartment building fire, crews were called out to Schott Road for a fire at a mobile home.

The first units found the home almost completely engulfed in flames.

All residents were evacuated.

The fire department was able to extinguish the entire fire, however the home is an total loss.

ABC17 talked with one of the residents of the home. The girl, Jasmine lived there along with her brother and mom. She was the one who noticed the fire starting. She quickly alerted the rest of her family and they were able to make it out safely. Most of the family pets made it safely, unfortunately one dog and cat were lost in the fire.

The Cole County Fire Marshal was out on scene earlier Saturday morning investigating the cause of the fire but it is still unknown.

Stay with ABC 17 News for more on this developing story.

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