Firefighters responded to a call at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday reporting a house fire at 2456 Watson Road between Doe Run and Park Hills.
Arriving upon the scene in 17-degree weather, the Doe Run Fire Department found a portion of the mobile home fully engulfed in flames. According to Capt. Colt Grimes, the blaze quickly spread throughout the rest of the house.
“We were hurting for water at the initial time,” Grimes said. “We had Bismarck [Fire Department], Farmington, Pilot Knob and Park Hills come in to assist us. There were no injuries.”
Firefighters and other responders on the scene had to tread carefully because water dripping from the hoses on the tankers was freezing within seconds after hitting the ground, making for very slippery conditions.
Grimes said the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office had been contacted, however, it was uncertain whether or not an investigator would be coming to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.
Kevin Jenkins is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3614 or email@example.com