Fire crews were dispatched to 1818 South Business Route 5 in Camden County at approximately 7:41 a.m. on December 15, 2017.

A residential structure just south of Camdenton is considered a total loss after a fire believed to have started near a wood stove early burned the interior of the home extensively Friday morning, according to Mid-County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Frandsen. 

There were no reported injuries as the occupant(s) were not home at the time. 

Fire crews were dispatched to 1818 South Business Route 5 in Camden County at approximately 7:41 a.m. on December 15, 2017. First arriving units found the two-story structure "well involved" with heavy fire and smoke showing from the rear of the structure. 

"There was no one home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported," according to the release. " The fire was investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshall and the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office. The cause of the fire is undetermined but appeared to have started in the area of a wood stove in the rear of the structure." 

Firefighters immediately deployed a fire attack, bringing the fire under control in approximately 30-minutes, according to the release. 

MCFPD responded with an engine and four tankers were assisted on the scene with an engine from Osage Beach Fire Protection District. The Camden County Ambulance District and Camden County Sheriff’s Office also provided assistance at the scene. 

All units were cleared at 10:22am. 

"MCFPD would also like to remind everyone that during an emergency seconds count. The quickest way to report an emergency is to call 911," the release concluded.