UPDATE: Fire at Hurricane Deck Elementary Caused by Electrical Short

A fire at Hurricane Deck Elementary School this afternoon was caused by an apparent short circuit in an electrical outlet, according to Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief Dennis Reilly:

Chief Reilly – there WAS an actual fire

Reilly says power was quickly turned off to the building and the school was evacuated:

Reilly – students evacuated

Classes resumed a short time later.

Lake Area Road Work – Week of April 22nd

CAMDEN COUNTY

New Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic.

Current Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge inspection will take place this week. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route TT between Route 5 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Business Route 54 between Bagnell Dam Blvd. and Route 42 – Roadway resurfacing will begin this week. One lane will be open through the work area. The project is scheduled for completion in May.

 

MILLER COUNTY

Route 54 bridge over the Osage River east of Wood River Road – Bridge rehabilitation in the westbound lanes continues. One lane will be open through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in May.

Route 52 at Pace Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place through Thursday, May 2nd. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 52 between Route 17 and Woods Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place through Thursday, April 25th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 52 between Route 17 and Route PP – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday through next Monday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 54 between Route FF and River Road – Roadside maintenance in the eastbound and westbound lanes will take place through Thursday, May 2nd. One eastbound and one westbound lane will be open through the work area.

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work continues. One lane will be open, and a pilot car will guide traffic through the work area. The entire project is scheduled for completion in July.

Route BB between Route 42 and Route 133 – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Wednesday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

 

MORGAN COUNTY

Route N between Route BB and Rattlesnake Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place today. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 135 between Webb Road and Peter Pan Drive – Culvert pipe replacement will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Synthetic Drug Arrest in Camden County

A 20-year old Sedalia man is arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop over the weekend by the Missouri Highway Patrol.  On Saturday afternoon, a trooper pulled over Bobby Williams in Camden County.  Synthetic drugs were found in the vehicle.  Williams was charged with possession of less than 35 grams of a synthetic cannabinoid, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and no seat belt.  He was taken to the Camden County Jail.

UPDATE: Fire at Lakewood Condominiums

From Osage Beach Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Dorhauer:

On April 20 at 7:31pm the Osage Beach Fire Protection District was called to a 2nd Alarm Commercial
Structure Fire at building 400 of Lakewood Condominiums off of Jeffries Road in Osage Beach. Upon
arrival crews found heavy fire venting through the roof with buildings on both sides in danger.

All occupants were evacuated and crews began an aggressive attack to contain the fire to the building of
origin. Fire Department utilized aerial trucks from Osage Beach and Lake Ozark and a Fire Boat on the
lake side of the condo to bring the fire under control.

Minor smoke and exterior siding damage was sustained to buildings on either side of building 400. Fire
was brought under control at approximately 9pm and units remained on the scene until shortly after
11pm. No injuries to occupants or firefighters were reported.

After initial investigation the fire is believed to have started on the second floor of building 400 in the
fireplace and/or flue. Investigation also has shown that the fireplaces possibly had recently been
upgraded or had work completed on them, however no permit for this work was issued by the Fire
District, investigation to continue.

Fire at Osage Beach Condo Complex

A large fire broke out Saturday night at the Lakewood Resort condominium complex in Osage Beach.  Authorities say the fire apparently started in a unit in Building 400. The building sustained extensive damage and as many as  seven condo units were reportedly destroyed.  Two other buildings sustained smoke and water damage. No injuries were reported. Lakewood Resort is located off Jeffries Road on the west side of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Sunrise Beach Drug Raid

Camden County Sheriff’s deputies and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement agents seized 3/4-pound of marijuana, pain pills and $700 in cash during a drug raid in the 600 block of Sportsman Lodge Circle in Sunrise Beach.  18-year-old Mason Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.  He’s being held in the Camden County jail on $5,000 cash bail.