Mutual Aid was called in to fight a blaze that ultimately destroyed Thermo King, which is located next to Exit 98.

According to the Cooper County Fire Protection District, emergency personnel were dispatched to 11085 Hwy OO, at 1:39 p.m. ,Thursday, for a commercial structure fire. Mutual Aid was requested from the Blackwater Area Fire Protection District, Pilot Grove Fire Protection District and the Boonville Fire Department.

After battling the fire for a majority of the afternoon the Cooper County Fire Protection District believes the fire was caused by a malfunctioning semi trailer that was inside the building being repaired.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Cooper County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.