The Mid-County Fire Protection District has responded to over 30 incidents since Friday, including two structure fires that occurred almost simultaneously Monday afternoon, according to a press release from Chief Scott Frandsen.
It has been quite a busy past four days to say the least for fire crews at Mid-County Fire Protection District.
The district has responded to 31 incidents since Friday, on top of back-to-back structure fires Monday afternoon.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2017, MCFPD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 3000 block of Twin Rivers Point Road in Camdenton. While units were on the scene, a second call came in for a residential structure fire at 1637 Piney Point Drive in the Roach area.
The first arriving units to Twin Rivers Point Road found an electrical wire arching on the ground that had set the exterior corner of the house on fire. Neighbors were able to control the fire with a fire extinguisher, but the house suffered minor exterior damage, according to the release.
A cleaning crew was working in the house at the time and was able to get out safely and no injuries were reported, before the power company responded to disconnect the power to the arching wire.
The first arriving units to the second fire found a small single story residence fully involved in fire with two other residences immediately threatened, the release states.
Crews began to attack the fire, first stopping the spread to the adjacent homes. The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes, however, units stayed on the scene for two hours overhauling and extinguishing the fire.
The house was unoccupied at the time and no injuries were suffered, but was deemed a total loss, while the other two houses' exteriors were damaged minimally.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation by the Mo. State Fire Marshall's Office.
MCFPD crews were assisted by Southwest Fire Protection District, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, and Camden County Sheriff's Office, both at the scenes and through mutual aid coverage.