One person hurt in fire at Camdenton auto shop

9 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:07:00 PM CDT August 20, 2019 in News
By: Melody Cox, KOMU 8 Digital Producer & KY3
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CAMDENTON - One person has minor burns after a fire Tuesday evening at an auto shop in Camdenton. 

According to KY3, the fire started just before 7 p.m. at the A-1 Thomas Auto Repair shop on Business Route 5. 

Firefighters were on the scene in two minutes, and saw two of the garage bays covered in fire. It spread through the garage and left behind heavy damage. 

The Mid-County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Frandsen said the fire started by accident, while an employee was working on a car. 

Frandsen said around six cars were in the shop, but wasn't sure how many were severely damaged. Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Lebanon and Lake Ozark Fire Protection Districts crews helped in the response. 

"The heat conditions we've had with the excessive heat, you know, we have to give firefighters frequent breaks because they're in their bunker gear. That, coupled with the size of the fire, yeah, we did call a lot of resources early," Frandsen said.

Firefighters will remain on the scene to make sure nothing in the shop rekindles overnight. 

The man who was hurt declined treatment and is expected to be okay. 

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