There were no injuries as a result of the fire. There were several dogs in the residence at the time of the fire, which were removed by firefighters and all appeared uninjured. The mobile home was considered a loss, according to the release.

Fire crews with the Mid-County Fire Protection District were dispatched to a residential structure fire Tuesday night, according to a press release from Fire Chief Scott Frandsen. 

At approximately 11:04 p.m. on November 21, 2017, MCFPD responded to a residential structure fire at 729 Shadetree Drive. First arriving units found a very large debris pile on fire, as well as a single wide mobile home.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. There were several dogs in the residence at the time of the fire, which were removed by firefighters and all appeared uninjured. The mobile home was considered a loss, according to the release. 

The entire rear of the mobile home was heavy involved in fire. Firefighters made an interior fire attack on the mobile home and were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes. The mobile home sustained significant fire damage, as well as smoke and water damage. 

Additionally, the fire had spread to the adjacent woods, which burnt approximately one half of an acre and was also rapidly controlled by responding firefighters.

The cause of the fire is listed as improper burning. The resident had been burning trash earlier in the day and thought the fire was out when he went to bed. The resident was awakened by the fire around and in his home.

MCFPD responded with an Engine, 2 Tankers and 2 Brush Trucks and was assisted on the scene by an Engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Camden County Ambulance District, Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the MO State Highway Patrol.

All units cleared the scene at approximately 1:30 AM.

Burning Reminder from MCFPD: 

MCFPD would like to remind everyone that before you do outdoor burning, always call the MCFPD burn notification line at 573-346-3262. This will tell you if it is a “Burn Day” or “No Burn Day” in the Mid-County Fire Protection District.

If it is a “Burn Day” you are only allowed to burn natural vegetation. The burning of trash is never allowed. If it is a “No Burn Day”, this is because the current weather conditions are not safe to allow outdoor burning and everyone needs to refrain from burning.

Anyone doing outdoor burning associated with land clearing will need to contact the MCFPD business office at 573-346-2049 to do additional MO DNR paperwork before you burn. This process will take a few additional days.

To view the Mid-County Fire Protection District Burn Permit Regulations please go to: http://mcfpd.org/…/…/2017/07/Burn-Requirements-July-2017.pdf