Clean-up operations are continuing in Novinger (Nawv-in-jur) after five downtown buildings were destroyed by fire over the weekend. The Missouri State Fire Marshal and the Adair County Sheriff are investigating the cause of the blaze. The fire broke out shortly before midnight Saturday on the south end of Frankford Avenue. It began in a secondhand store and spread through four neighboring buildings. About 40-firefighters from five department responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. This is the latest in a series of disasters to strike Novinger in recent years.. including two floods and a tornado.