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Lights from the fire engine illuminates smoke pouring from a home in Montreal last week. All occupants of the home were uninjured but the residence was a total loss. (Photo courtesy Mid-County Fire Protection District).


Published July 4, 2018

Fire destroys Montreal home

CAMDEN COUNTY – A Montreal family has lost their home due to a Sunday evening fire.

On Sunday June 24, around 9:56 p.m., the Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 3900 block of State Route E in Montreal MO.

First arriving MCFPD units found a single wide mobile home with heavy fire showing in a bedroom and living room.

Firefighters immediately verified that there was no one in the home and began a fire attack. They were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters remained on the scene for another 90 minutes doing overhaul and extinguishing hot spots. The home and the contents were a total loss.

The fire was investigated by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety assisted by the MCFPD Fire Marshal. Due to the significant damage in the area where the fire originated, the cause is list as undetermined.

The occupants were home at the time of the fire but everyone got out of the home on their own before the MCFPD arrived on the scene.

The American Red Cross was called in to assist the occupants with housing and comfort kits.

MCFPD was assisted at the scene by a tanker from Tri County Fire Protection District, an engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, an ambulance from Camden County Ambulance District and deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

An engine from the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District moved to MCFPD Station Number 2 in Greenview to cover possible additional emergency incidents while MCFPD units were operating at the structure fire.

There were no injuries reported at the incident and all units cleared the scene at 3:16 a.m.

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