Personnel from Advanced Insulators were driving by and noticed the fire, using their own water supply truck to hold the fire in place until MCFPD arrived on the scene.

The Mid-County Fire Protection District were dispatched to a commercial structure fire early Wednesday morning at 1270 South Business Route 5 in Camdenton at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home.

There were no injuries associated with the incident. 

According to a press release from MCFPD Chief Scott Frandsen, units responded to the call at approximately 7:55 a.m. on August 23, 2017.

Personnel from Advanced Insulators were driving by and noticed the fire, using their own water supply truck to hold the fire in place until MCFPD arrived on the scene. 

First arriving units found smoke coming from a single story, large metal storage structure located behind the funeral home on the back side of the property. Firefighters made a quick fire attack and were able to bring the fire under control in roughly 15-minutes, according to the release. 

"The fire originated on the inside front corner of the structure. Fire damage was contained to that front inside corner of the structure," the release stated. "The entire structure suffered moderate smoke damage. The fire appears to be accidental and did not appear to be suspicious." 

However, the fire is being investigated by MCFPD. All units cleared the scene at approximately 9:05 a.m.

Frandsen thanked the personnel from Advanced Insulators, stating "their actions were able to prevent further damage to the structure before firefighters arrived." 

MCFPD was assisted by the Camden County Sheriff's Office, Camdenton Police Department, Camden County Ambulance District, and Laclede Electric. Responding units included two engines, two tankers, and a ladder truck from MCFPD. 

An engine from Osage Beach Fire Protection District was cancelled before arriving at the fire scene.