There were no reported injuries from three separate fires when a house on Horseshoe Bend burned down, a house in Roach was damaged in a fire caused by a portable heater, and a pair of cable company vehicles burned over the weekend.


There were no reported injuries from three separate fires when a house on Horseshoe Bend burned down, a house in Roach was damaged in a fire caused by a portable heater, and a pair of cable company vehicles burned over the weekend.

Horseshoe Bend
The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District responded to a residential structure fire on Thrush Road on Horseshoe Bend at 6:05 p.m. Thursday and arrived 10 minutes later to find a residential home showing flames through the roof. 

With the amount of fire involved, LOFPD made a defensive decision to make sure all exposures were protected, according to the district’s press release. 

The Lake Ozark FPD was assisted by Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Rocky Mount, and Eldon fire departments.  The house was a total loss but no exposures were damaged. 

The fire was brought under control at 7:52 p.m. and all units cleared at 8:59.

There was no information given on the cause of the fire.

Roach
According to a press release issued Friday afternoon by the Mid-County Fire Protection District chief, Scott Frandsen, firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 60 Stealth Cove Drive off of  Route AA in Roach.

At approximately 3 a.m. Jan. 22, units arrived to find a two-story residence with a significant fire located in a crawl space, according to the release. It went on to say:

“The crews made an interior attack and rapidly brought the fire under control. The fire had extended to the upstairs living area which was also rapidly brought under control. Mid County responded with one engine and three tankers and was assisted on the scene by an engine from the Camdenton Fire Department.

“Investigation revealed that the fire started in a small heater placed in the crawl space to keep the pipes thawed. The owner was awakened by his smoke detectors that had sounded as a result of the fire. Damage was contained to the crawl space, an exterior wall and an upstairs bathroom.”

The chief reported that there were no injuries and the fire units cleared the scene a little after 5 a.m.

Osage Beach
Units from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded to a reported explosion and fire at approximately 6 a.m.,  Saturday in the area of Highway 54 and McField Road in the city of Osage Beach.

911 callers originally thought there were two houses on fire, according to a press release issued by the fire district.

However, upon arrival, units found two vehicles on fire at the rear of 4821 Highway 54.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in about 10 minutes and were able to keep the fire from spreading to other nearby vehicles and structures. Approximately 17 personnel with six pieces of apparatus responded to the incident.

The Osage Beach Fire Protection District was assisted by Lake Ozark Fire Protection District, Mid-County Fire Protection District, Osage Beach Police and Osage Beach Ambulance.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office. Damage is listed at $150,000. There were no injuries.

The vehicles damaged by the fire were owned/operated by Charter Cable.