At 21:19 on January 15th, Pulaski County 911 received a report of a large fire that was possibly a house in the area of the 19000 block of Rawlins Rd just East of Richland. At 21:20 a 1st Alarm Structure Fire was dispatched for Tri-County Fire with Crocker Fire, Waynesville Rural Fire and Pulaski County Ambulance.

Tri-County Command 1391, Command 1392, Pumper/Tanker 1351, Tanker 1361 and Squad 1371 responded with 12 Firefighters.

Crocker Chief 1501, Engine 1552, Tanker 1563 and Waynesville Engine 1952 responded.

At 21:26 the reporting party called 911 back stating that it was a home and that it was well involved.

Command 1391 and Command 1392 arrived on scene at 21:27 reporting a fully involved residential structure that was already collapsed. A Tanker was requested from Hazelgreen Fire and Lebanon Rural was requested to move an Engine up to Tri-County Station #1 for district coverage.

Hazelgreen Tanker 1861 responded to the scene. Lebanon Rural Chief 700 and Engine 72 moved up for coverage.

During extinguishment one victim was found deceased in the home. The Missouri State Fire Marshals Office and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

The incident was placed under control at 22:26.

Other agencies that assisted include; Gascosage Electric, Pulaski County Road & Bridge and MoDOT.