Firefighters from several lake-area communities continued to battle a fire late Wednesday morning at an occupied building at Lake Chalet just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge in Osage Beach.

SECOND UPDATE --  There were no injuries to occupants of a seven-unit apartment building that was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning at Lake Chalet just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge in Osage Beach. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries and released after treatment. 

Fire crews advanced hose lines from both sides of the building in an attempt to keep the fire from spreading while waiting for Mutual Aid crews to arrive and establish water supply, according to a press release from Osage Beach Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Dorhauer at approximately 4:45 p.m. on September 20, 2017.

This development had no city water or hydrants on the property and lines from the closest hydrants a block away had to be stretched across the highway causing the closure of Osage Beach Parkway for several hours.

The buildings that sustained heavy damage are considered a total loss.  

The Fire Marshal from Osage Beach is on the scene investigating but has yet to determine cause. One firefighter was transported from the scene to Lake Regional with Heat Exhaustion; a second was treated for a back injury after the fire was under control.

Both firefighters have been released after treatment.

UPDATE --  Alarm time was 9:54 a.m., with a second alarm for Lake Ozark Fire and Mid-County Fire Departments. A general alarm followed with Sunrise Beach, Gravois Mills, Eldon and Rocky Mount fire departments responding. Osage Beach Ambulance also was on the scene.

Osage Beach Parkway from near First National Bank to about the Grand Glaize Bridge was closed for several hours to allow fire departments to pull their supply lines across the street. The scene was cleared about 2:30 p.m.

Initial Report: 

Firefighters from several lake-area communities continued to battle a fire late Wednesday morning at an occupied building at Lake Chalet just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge in Osage Beach.

Initial reports indicate the occupant or occupants were able to escape the fire that destroyed the building.

Emergency response crews had an area of Osage Beach Parkway between the Grand Glaize Bridge and First National Bank, including the Jeffries Road exit.

At least one firefighter was offered medical aid as temperatures were well into the 80s at the time.

The Osage Beach Fire Department Fire Boat was on the scene, but too far from the building to provide any support.

More details will be available later.