The Osage Beach Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a single-family residential structure fire at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, according to Assistant Fire Chief Steve Stafford.

The Osage Beach Fire Protection District was dispatched to a report of a single-family residential structure fire at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, according to Assistant Fire Chief Steve Stafford. 

The fire occurred at 4789 University Lane in Osage Beach with two people in the residence at the time, though they were able to safely escape without any injuries. A dog was believed to have perished in the fire that engulfed approximately 75 percent of the house, Stafford said. 

Firefighters who arrived on the scene discovered fire coming from the front portion of the house and through the patio and were able to control the blaze in roughly 15 to 20 minutes, Stafford estimated. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time, but Stafford said it didn't appear to be anything other than accidental. The residence was sustained heavy fire and water damage, and the assistant chief doubted anything could be salvaged structurally. 

One firefighter suffered minor injuries stepping through the burned out patio, Stafford said, adding the firefighter would be fine. 

OBFPD was assisted by Mid-County Fire Protection District, Lake Ozark Fire Protection District and Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District.