Osage Beach Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Dorhauer said the department is fighting an unusually high number of brush fires. Firefighters have responded to approximately 150 calls in July, making it possibly the busiest month in the department’s history. Dorhauer says most of the fires have been caused by the extremely dry conditions:
On Monday, they battled a brush fire off of Anderson Hollow in Camden County.
About 100 acres burned. One firefighter was transported from the scene to Lake Regional Hospital for heat-related medical issues.