Update: Crews work to extinguish explosion
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:51:28 GMT —
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Several agencies responded to the home explosion: Sunrise Beach Fire Department, Mid County Fire Department, Camdenton Fire Department, Gravois Fire Department and Osage Beach Fire boats are in the lake, using it as a water source to extinguish the fire.
Authorities said that a third to a fourth of the house is off the foundation. Debris fell down a hill from the house and into the lake.
The fire is contained, but it is difficult for crews to get to smaller pockets of the fire because the house collapsed onto itself. Crews are now spraying water from above into the home, so the water can reach the fire underneath the debris.
The emergency call came in at 11:15 a.m. from someone staying at the Tan-Tar-A Resort across the lake from the home.
Propane is suspected to be the cause of the fire but it is not confirmed. The State Fire Marshall is on the scene investigating the fire.
The home was a year around residence. The home owner was not home at the time of the explosion, but has been notified of the fire.
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1:15 p.m.
Camden County Sheriff TMs department said that an explosion has destroyed a structured home in Sunrise Beach on St. Croix Drive.
Authorities said the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and the residence has been notified of the fire.
The fire has been contained and crews are working to extinguish the blaze.
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 12:51 p.m.
A house has exploded in Sunrise Beach early afternoon Tuesday.
Firefighters from multiple fire stations, including Fire Station 1 with the Sunrise Beach Fire Department, have responded to the fire to the residence on mile marker 24 at the Lake of the Ozarks.
No word yet of injuries or deaths
More information will be available soon.