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Published February 14, 2024

Fire burns nine vehicles

OSAGE BEACH – A mobile home and nine vehicles are considered a total loss due to a fire last Wednesday.

At 1:03 p.m. on February 7, Osage Beach Fire Protection District Station 2 was alerted to a vehicle fire near a structure in the area of Hornet Lane and A Road.

While en route, Osage Beach Dispatch received more information and immediately upgraded the alarm to a 1st alarm residential structure fire.

The fire had spread from the vehicle to the structure and was continuing to spread.

Units from the Mid-County Fire Protection District, the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District and the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District were dispatched to assist with the fire.

Chief 4 arrived on scene within 10 minutes from dispatch and found a large body of fire with a home and multiple vehicles on fire.

Engine 12 placed hose lines in service and began protecting the uninvolved structures while attacking the main body of the fire.
Engine 11 and Mid-County companies were assigned to handle the quickly spreading brush fire. Sunrise Beach Fire units also assisted in handling the brush fires.

Due to the lack of hydrants in the area, a water shuttle was used to get water to the scene. Tanker trucks traveled from R Veterinary to the scene until the fire was under control. 

Lake Ozark Fire Protection District was requested to the scene to assist with the vehicle fires and Rocky Mount Fire was then dispatched to cover Osage Beach while units operated at the fire.

During that time, Rocky Mount Fire handled one incident while OBFPD units were on the fire scene.

Crews operated on scene for approximately three-and-a-half hours before returning to service. No civilians or firefighters were injured during the incident.

In total, one mobile home and nine vehicles are considered a total loss with several people being displaced due to the incident.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Osage Beach Fire Marshal’s office.

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