Fire crews battle house fire near Reeds Spring Tuesday

Stone County fire crews battled a house fire near Reeds Spring Tuesday afternoon.

A couple and their child moved into the home along Old Highway 160 this weekend. They say they hadn’t even unpacked their belongings when the fire engulfed their home and burned everything they owned.

They were not home at the time of the fire, but two family pets did not survive the fire.

The residents are now staying with family members.

Four departments responded to the fire: Branson Fire, Highlandville, Western Taney County, and Southern Stone County Fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.