The first fire began around 11:30 p.m. in a former Dairy Queen building at U.S. 24 highway and Allen Road.
At least 6 fire companies battled the flames for about an hour before the battle's declared under control.
Heavy damage is reported there- but no reports of injuries.
The fire companies here didn't leave until around 1:45 a.m. Sunday- and the fire flared up again briefly around 2:15 a.m.- requiring the return of a few crews.
Fire number two was in a house in the 400 block of East College.
Five IFD companies rolled on this call at 12:16 a.m.- and found a fire in the walls of a story and a half house that had spread to the attic.
Firefighters here not only had to deal with a spreading- concealed fire- but also reportedly an occupant of the house who refused to leave the burning structure.
Police were called at 12:32 a.m.- and officers removed that person to a safer location.
It took at least 45 minutes to bring the fire under control- and heavy damage was done to the residence.
No medical transports from this scene either according to American Medical Response (AMR)-EMS.
Cause of the fire was officially under investigation- but unofficially it was possibly a defective fireplace.
The Fort Osage Fire Protection District filled-in at least one IFD station during the fires.