Building was vacant, owner was preparing it for occupancy


A vacant building suffered damage from a fire of undetermined origin early Thursday morning.

Units from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire at 4895 Wilson Dr (cross street Passover) in Osage Beach at approximately 6 a.m. Jan. 28. 

Upon arrival, units found a 2-story, residential structure with heavy smoke showing from the 1st floor.

Firefighters entered the building from the rear and knocked down the main body of fire.

The fire had also extended to the attic and concealed spaces of the building.

Crews ventilated the roof, allowing the fire, heat and smoke to escape and were able to bring the fire under control in about 30 minutes.

The residence was vacant and the owner was preparing it for occupancy. A passerby noticed the fire and called 911.

Several additions had been made to the building and it also had numerous roof lines and roof layers, which required fire crews to perform extensive overhaul of the building.

Approximately 30 personnel with 11 pieces of apparatus responded to the incident.

Osage Beach Fire Protection District units were assisted by Lake Ozark Fire, Mid-County Fire, Camdenton Fire, Osage Beach Police and Osage Beach Ambulance. Ameren UE also assisted by disconnecting electrical service to the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Damage is listed at $100,000. There were no injuries.