An early morning fire destroys a house, off State Route-D, near Camdenton. Mid-County Fire Chief Scott Frandsen says the preliminary call to 255 Cottage Drive was received just before 1:45 Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, personnel found a detached garage was fully involved and had spread to the nearby house which was already well involved. Several hose lines were used to bring the blaze under control in about an hour despite the cold temperatures hampering efforts on the scene. All occupants were able to escape the blaze before firefighters arrived on the scene and there was one firefighter who suffered minor injuries when he fell through a collapsed floor…he was treated at the scene and returned to duty. The fire appears to have started in the garage and is not considered suspicious at this time. Assisting at the scene were personnel from Osage Beach and Sunrise Beach while Lake Ozark provided cover for the main Mid-County firehouse in Camdenton. Also responding were the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, Camden County Ambulance and Laclede Electric.