Mid County Fire units were able to save more than 60 animals from a fire in a hog barn Friday morning.
On Oct. 25, at 10:33 a.m., Camden County 911 received a call reporting a hog barn on fire at 2203 Sharp Road southeast of Montreal. First arriving units found a long barn structure about 40 percent involved. The fire originated in an office area and spread to the roof of the barn. The barn contained more than 60 animals. Crews immediately began to fight the flames and were able to stop the fire from spreading to the area that housed the animals. All animals in the structure survived. The office area and approximately one quarter of the barn was destroyed with smoke damage in the remaining portion. Mid County Fire Protection District responded with three engines and three tankers and was assisted at the scene by an engine and tanker from Tri County Fire Protection District. Camdenton Fire supplied an engine to fill tankers at Mid County Station 4. Osage Beach moved an engine into Mid County Station #1 to cover for calls. Camden Ambulance also responded to the scene.
There were no injuries reported. The fire originated in the office area of the barn with the exact cause undetermined at this time. All units cleared the scene at 2:23 p.m.