CAMDENTON, Missouri- Drew Stark, Deputy Fire Chief of the Mid-County Fire Protection District, says on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 7:24 PM, crews were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 62 Newton Street in Camdenton. Firefighters arrived to find the rear side of a single story residence well involved in fire and the fire had spread to the attic. Neighbors on scene reported to arriving firefighters that the occupant of the residence may still be inside. Firefighters entered the residence to search for the possible occupant while additional firefighters did a rapid attack on the fire. Firefighters completed several searches of the residence and found no one located inside. The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes.
The Camdenton Police Department located the occupant of the residence safe and at another location. There was no one at the residence at the time of the fire.
The fire was investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshal. The residence suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage, the agency says.
The cause of the fire is listed as accidental and appears to have started in the bedroom area.
MCFPD responded with an Engine, an Aerial and a Squad and was assisted on scene with an Engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District and an Engine from Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District. MCFPD was also assisted on scene by the Camden Ambulance District, Camdenton Police Department, Camdenton Public Works and Laclede Electric.
There were no injuries reported with this incident, Chief Stark reported.
All units cleared the scene at 9:38 PM.