Red Cross helping two Mid-Missouri families after fires

Fires damage homes in Osage, Callaway counties

POSTED: 05:39 AM CST Dec 30, 2013    UPDATED: 07:19 PM CST Dec 30, 2013 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -

The American Red Cross is helping a pair of Mid-Missouri families whose homes were damaged by fires on Sunday.

One fire destroyed a mobile home on Highway 50 near Loose Creek in Osage County.

And a second happened on County Road 428 Steedman in Callaway County. Fire officials say the cause might be related to the electric furnace and wood stove in a separate room attached to the back of the house.

In both cases, volunteers met with the families to determine what their needs are in terms of food, clothing, shelter and items for personal hygiene.