A Sunrise Beach fire claimed the life of a victim late Thursday night.
The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District was dispatched to a house
fire on Winding Ashley Lane in Sunrise Beach. The first units encountered a fully involved single family dwelling. The fire had begun to spread to an adjoining house. Units received reports of the possibility of a victim trapped but due to the large volume of fire were not able to enter the structure.
The fire was brought under control in approximately 90 minutes with assistance from the
Gravois and Mid County Fire Protection Districts. The structure was deemed a total loss, but firefighters were able to limit the damage to the neighboring house.
The identity of the fire victim has not been released. Initial investigation leads the fire district to believe the cause of the fire to be accidental.