Fire On Y-Road

Thanksgiving was a busy week for Lake area firefighters, with three structure fires breaking out across Camden County and Linn Creek. No injuries were reported but a house and restaurant were damaged and an outbuilding was destroyed.

On Nov. 25 at 1:46 a.m., Mid-County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina on West Highway 54 in Camdenton. First arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the door to the restaurant and made entry into the restaurant to find a fire in a mechanical closet inside. Firefighters extinguished the fire and ventilated the smoke from the restaurant. The fire was marked under control approximately 30 minutes after the firefighters arrived on scene.

Some workers from the restaurant were outside when MCFPD arrived on scene.  Firefighters were advised by the workers that they used a fire extinguisher on the fire before MCFPD arrived on scene and there was no one inside the restaurant.  There were no injuries reported with this fire incident. 

The fire damage was confined to the mechanical closet with some smoke and water damage to the area around the outside of the mechanical closet. 

The fire is being investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshal’s Office and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


On Nov. 25, at 11:25 p.m. the Osage Beach Fire Protection District was dispatched to a home on Oak Knoll Road in Linn Creek. Firefighters arrived at the home to find heavy smoke pushing out of the eaves of the roof. Firefighters began fighting the blaze, with an additional tanker coming in from Sunrise Beach and three others from Mid-County. 

The homeowner stated that the family was watching TV in the living room and noticed that fire was coming out of a vent high up on the wall. The family evacuated the home when they noticed signs of fire. The homeowner went on to say that they had been burning wood in the fireplace at the time of the fire and that the flue had not been cleaned recently. According to the report, the fire marshal confirmed that the fire started in the flue area and spread to the attic. 

The fire ran through the attic area and burned a large portion of the roof away. The home sustained severe water and smoke damage. No one was injured in the incident. 


On Nov. 26, at 9:42 p.m. the Mid-County Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported structure fire on Old South 5 in the area of Lester Drive.  Firefighters arrived to find a shed in a field fully involved with fire. There were no other structures in danger but there was a small natural cover fire burning in the field around the shed. Firefighters started extinguishing the structure fire and natural cover fire. The fire was marked under control approximately 15 minutes after the firefighters arrived on scene.

The fire was reported by neighbors and there were no injuries reported with this fire incident. 

The shed/outbuilding had already collapsed when firefighters arrived. The structure and any contents are considered to be a complete loss. The small natural cover fire was caused by the structure fire and caused no additional damage.

The fire is being investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshal’s Office and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.


 

These fires were in addition to a massive 1,000+ acre fire that kept Mid-County Firefighters busy for several days, the beginning of Thanksgiving week. Read more about that blaze, here: