First-arriving units found a single-story residence with heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof.

Leaf-burning caught a Camden County home on fire early Thursday evening, but firefighters were able to contain the fire to the attic and roof.

Mid-County Fire Protection District reports being dispatched to a residential structure fire at 844 Neongwah Bend Road at 4:36 p.m. November 30, 2017. Neongwah Bend Road is located northwest of Camdenton.

First-arriving units found a single-story residence with heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof. Firefighters immediately began an interior fire attack and were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes, according to the press release from MCFPD.

The occupants of the residence and their animals were outside when firefighters arrived and escaped the residence unharmed. One firefighter was treated on the scene for a minor injury by Camden County Ambulance and was able to return to work at the scene.
The fire damage was contained to the attic and roof of the residence with significant smoke and water damage throughout the entire inside of the residence, the press release stated.
The cause of the fire is listed as accidental. The occupants were burning leaves near the residence which caused the exterior wall of the residence to ignite then the fire spread up into the attic.
MCFPD responded with two Engines, four Tankers and a brush unit. MCFPD was assisted at the scene with an Engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District as well as the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Camden County Ambulance District.
All units cleared at 6:52 p.m.