LINN CREEK, Mo. — A local home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening.

Eyewitnesses Thomas Brown and his wife Patricia, were driving by 106 Midway Drive in Linn Creek, at 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, when Patricia noticed smoke coming out  a rear window of the home. They immediately called 911.

The Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded, arriving at 4:22 p.m. Arriving units found the home 50 percent involved in fire. According to OBFPD Assistant Fire Chief Steve Stafford, crews pulled attack lines and went into the house through the front door and knocked the fire down quickly. Firefighters then did an overhaul and had the electric and water turned off. 

Mid County Fire Protection District provided mutual aid. Lake Ozark Fire Protection District was on standby. Firefighters left the scene at approximately 7 p.m. Neighbors were concerned about a pet that may have been in the home, but Thomas Brown says the 66-year-old homeowner and his dog were thankfully not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. 

According to Chief Stafford, there was major fire damage to the back portion of the home, as well as significant smoke damage to the rest of the structure. The cause of fire is under investigation, and was undetermined at the time of this writing.

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