The Portageville Fire Department battled two fires on Tuesday the 18th. Sgt. Austin Deslisle says a mobile home on Haynes Road was destroyed. No one was home at the time. The call came in at 2:56 in the afternoon. Then a house fire on Hwy. 61 south, about a half mile south of Portageville, was reported at 3:14 p.m. That fire was still burning as of 8 p.m. This one was a two-story house and no one was home at the time. Crews from Wardell and Gideon were called in to help the home has been ruled a complete loss. The state fire marshal is investigating both fires. So far neither are considered suspicious.