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UPDATE: Arson ruled out in Milan business blaze

KTVO was told the building suffered smoke and heat damage, with temperatures reaching up to 600 degrees inside. (Louis Finley/KTVO)

UPDATE: KTVO has now learned new information about a business fire in Milan that happened Monday morning.

Arson has now been ruled out in the blaze at Joy's Furniture and Medical Supply Store.

Milan Fire Chief Jody Glidewell told us that an investigator from the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office came to the scene on Monday.

Investigators determined the fire was an accident caused by an electrical problem, possibly started by a faulty extension cord.

One of Milan, Missouri’s oldest business buildings caught on fire Monday morning.

Fire crews were called to Joy's Furniture and Medical Supply Store around 8:30 a.m.

Crews from both Milan city and rural and Green City fire departments were able to contain the small blaze to the front of the building. It was extinguished within 15 minutes.

KTVO was told the building suffered smoke and heat damage, with temperatures reaching up to 600 degrees inside.

Milan's Assistant Fire Chief Bob Wyant tells KTVO there are concerns as to whether or not this fire is connected to another one late Sunday night.

That fire occurred just a few blocks away around midnight.

Wyant said the midnight fire was intentionally set.

No was injured in Monday's fire. The blaze is currently under investigation by the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office.

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