One in serious condition, 2 other injured after Sunrise Beach, Mo House Fire

Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 9:17 AM CDT
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SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (KY3) - Firefighters say three people suffered injuries in an overnight house fire in Sunrise Beach.

It happened late Tuesday night on Helmsman Pointe. Gravois Fire Protection District responded to the call. Firefighters had to call for mutual aid immediately.

“It was reported that a possible person was trapped in the building and heavy fire involvement on the second floor. Based on that, we immediately struck a second alarm,” said Deputy Chief John Sheper.

Firefighters rescued one person inside when crews arrived. Emergency crews transported the victim to CoxHealth’s burn unit in Springfield.

“She was transported to a nearby helicopter landing zone and then taken to, I believe, CoxHealth Burn Unit In Springfield,” said Deputy Chief Sheper.

Emergency crews treated the other two at the scene. Deputy Chief John Sheper says the fire was contained to the upstairs part of the house.

”When crews arrived, they did a quick, quick external hit on the fire with the DEC gun. Then they transitioned their attack to internal crews made entry after the patient had been removed and went in to the upper level and put the fire out very quickly,” said Deputy Chief Sheper.

As for how it started, it is still unclear.

”The fire is still currently under investigation by the Missouri Division of fire safety. However, we have compelling reasons to believe it was purely accidental in nature,” said Deputy Chief John Sheper.

Red Cross is helping the family that is living at the home.

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