Firefighters arrived within 4 minutes to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure. Firefighters did a rapid fire attack through the front door of the structure.

Mid-County Press Release:


On January 31, 2020 at 1:46 PM, Camden County Sheriff Tony Helms and Chief Deputy Jimmy Brashear were northbound on South Business Route 5 when they observed heavy smoke coming from the First Assembly of God Church at 1086 South Business Route 5. They called the fire into the Camden County 911 Center and the Mid-County Fire Protection District, MCFPD, was dispatched. Firefighters arrived within 4 minutes to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure. Firefighters did a rapid fire attack through the front door of the structure. The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 minutes after firefighter arrived on scene.

The downstairs and upstairs lobby area of the structure suffered fire and water damage. The sanctuary suffered smoke and water.
There was no one inside the structure at the time of the fire. There were no injuries reported with this fire.

MCFPD responded with 2 Engines, 2 Tankers and a Squad and were assisted on scene by an Engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, an Engine from the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, the Camden County Ambulance District, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Laclede Electric. Additionally, the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District responded to MCFPD Station 1 in Camdenton to cover any additional emergency calls.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, does not appear to be suspicious at this time and is being investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshal and the Missouri State Fire Marshal.

All firefighters cleared the scene at 4:30 PM.