COLUMBIA — Authorities in Callaway County are investigating the arson fires of four tractor-trailers parked at two Kingdom City truck stops that happened Tuesday, said Lieutenant Tim Osburn of the Callaway County Sheriff's Department.
Three of the fires were started at the Petro Truck Stop located at 3304 Gold Road, and the other was started at Gasper's Truck Plaza, 3325 County Road 211.
According to Osburn, several witnesses at the truck stops reported the fires around 9:30 p.m. Three of the four drivers were still asleep inside their vehicles when the fires were started. Osburn said at least one of the drivers had to be woken up and told to evacuate the tractor by a witness at the scene.
Authorities are still searching for the person or persons involved.
If you have any information regarding this crime, call the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department at 642-7291, CrimeStoppers at 592-2474, or the Arson hotline at 800-392-7766.