Fire does extensive damage to a building at the Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, Mo.

Published: Apr. 14, 2023 at 4:55 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 14, 2023 at 6:54 PM CDT
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CAMDENTON, Mo. (KY3) - A fire did extensive damage to the main concession/office building at the Ozarks Amphitheater Thursday night.

The fire started just after 10 p.m. inside the complex on Old Route 5 north of town.

The roof on the two-story building had already collapsed when the first unit arrived on the scene. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

No one was inside the building when the fire started.

Mary Kay Von Brendal is the director of the Ozarks Amphitheater. She said she was devastated when she got the call.

“When we pulled off of the Pier 31 exit, we could see the flames,” said Von Brendal.

She is thankful for the quick response from the firefighters.

“Extremely thankful. You know the fire crew was here what by the time we got here there were so many fire trucks I don’t think I’ve seen that many fire trucks in one location ever,” said Von Brendal.

Crews from the Osage Beach Fire District, Sunrise Beach Fire District, Lake Ozark Fire District, Southwest Fire District, and Lebanon Fire Department responded to the fire. The firefighters cleared the scene just before 2 a.m.

The Mid-County Fire Marshal and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire.

The stage and the seating area were not damaged by the fire.

The Amphitheater is scheduled to host several concerts this spring and summer, including Breaking Benjamin on May 11, Dwight Yoakam on May 26, Chicago on May 27, Trace Adkins on June 30, The Doobie Brothers in August and Train in September, along with several other acts.

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