BRANSON WEST, Mo. (KY3) - An Ozarks firefighter woke up to a page for a fire – at his own home.
The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District reports the firefighter had just returned home from another fire call early Sunday and gone back to bed. A short time later, he heard the page, but didn’t know where the fire was.
He told his crew mates that he looked out a side window and didn't see anything, then smelled smoke and found his garage on fire. He and his wife got safely out of the home.
Crews quickly contained the fire to the garage area and a truck. The cause is under investigation, but it looks like it started in the truck’s engine.
Crews were on the scene for about two hours.