The call came in at approximately 4:35 a.m. on August 30, 2017 and first arriving units found light smoke coming from the rear portion of a mobile home. There was one occupant and two pets home at the time of the fire, though there were no injuries associated with the incident.

The Mid-County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a residential structure fire on McClurg Avenue in Camdenton early Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Fire Chief Scott Frandsen.

The call came in at approximately 4:35 a.m. on August 30, 2017 and first arriving units found light smoke coming from the rear portion of a mobile home. There was one occupant and two pets home at the time of the fire, though there were no injuries associated with the incident.

It appeared the fire originated in a rear exterior wall of the structure and MCFPD firefighters were able to make a rapid fire attack, bringing the flames under control. 

“The immediate area around the fire suffered light fire, smoke and water damage,” according to the release. “The fire appears to be accidental with a probable cause being an electrical short.”

MCFPD is currently investigating the fire. The department was assisted on the scene by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Camden County Ambulance District with all units clearing the scene by approximately 5:14 a.m.