An early morning fire yesterday destroyed a vacant motel at Copeland's Corner, located west of Neosho at the intersection of Highway 60 and CC.

An early morning fire yesterday destroyed a vacant motel at Copeland's Corner, located west of Neosho at the intersection of Highway 60 and CC.  
The former motel, once part of a property that included a cafe, convenience store, and gas station, was a total loss.  The Seneca Area Fire Protection District responded at 1:24 a.m. Thursday. Mutual aid was provided by the Neosho Area Fire Protection District as well as Wyandotte, Okla., and Reding's Mill Fire Departments. The Newton County Sheriff's Department and Newton County Ambulance were also on scene.  The structure was completely engulfed in flame when the firefighters arrived and structures west of the blaze were threatened. The fire was contained and extinguished. The Missouri State Fire Marshall has been contacted.
A fire heavily damaged Nansy's Restaurant at the same location in February 2017.
Any further developments will be reported by The Neosho Daily News.