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LAURIE, Mo. — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a commercial structure near downtown Laurie on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Gravois Fire Protection District, crews were called out on Thursday at 3 p.m. A maintenance facility was found to be fully engulfed in flames, accompanied by several large explosions.

The call was quickly elevated to a 2nd alarm, and crews from seven agencies remained on scene for six hours. More than 90,000 gallons of water was required to extinguish the blaze.  

No Injuries were reported, and the Thursday afternoon fire remains under investigation by GFPD and the Missouri State Fire Marshal.

GFPD  thanked the following agencies for their assistance over the past 2 days.

Sunrise Beach FPD

Lake Ozark FPD

Mid County FPD

Ivy Bend FD

Versailles Rural FPD

Versailles City FD

Stover FPD

Moreau FPD

Rocky Mount FPD

Fortuna FPD

Tipton FD

Lake West EMS

Mid-Mo EMS

Laurie Police Dept.

Morgan County 911


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