Welcome Visitor
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
124 members currently online.

Blaze off Highway 28 considered suspicious, local firefighters say
Blaze off Highway 28 considered suspicious, local firefighters say

Firefighters work to extinguish a Monday evening blaze on Happy Drive off Highway 28 north of Exit 163.
SAINT ROBERT, Mo. (March 1, 2010) — Fire destroyed a vacant mobile home a few miles north of Exit 163 Monday evening.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and the incident is considered suspicious, according to Waynesville Deputy Fire Chief Andy Baker.

“It was fully involved when the people called it in,” Baker said. “When we arrived, the front end was collapsing in.”

The fire on Happy Drive off Highway 28 left little standing of the small 14x70 foot mobile home. Baker said nobody was inside the unit at the time of the blaze. No other structures were in danger, but the blaze has started an additional fire he said.

“It was all an exterior attack. We just knocked it all down and knocked down the natural cover fire that it started,” Baker said.

Eight Waynesville firefighters responded with one engine and one tanker; three St. Robert firefighters assisted with one tanker. Baker said his department was paged to the reported residential structure fire at 4:57 p.m. and firefighters left the scene shortly before 6:30 p.m.

No utilities were connected to the home, Baker said, and the cause remains under investigation.

“It was vacant so it would be suspicious,” Baker said.

Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Twitter
Click here to follow the Pulaski County Daily News on Facebook

Click here to comment for local opinion

Printer-friendly format

Do you know someone else who would like to see this?
Your Email:
Their Email:
(Will be included with e-mail)
Secret Code

In the box below, enter the Secret Code exactly as it appears above *


recent articles

Crocker, Waynesville top area APR school test reports (1681 Views)
Dixon Municipal Court report for October 2015 (1099 Views)
Post officials prepare for Halloween (1077 Views)
Hospital commander hopes to improve basic trainee experience with Army medicine (705 Views)
Blunt fights to protect Missouri families from energy price hikes (605 Views)
Five locals injured in Tuesday crashes (565 Views)
Senate approves critical cyber security bill (490 Views)
McCaskill questions Bureau of Prisons about pilot program for non-violent, elderly prisoners (441 Views)
McCaskill questions defense secretary on mustard gas experiments (286 Views)
Tim Harrison named Waynesville Teacher of the Quarter (229 Views)