Firefighters in the Mid-County District are stretched thin, Monday, having to respond to back-to-back structure fires. The first call, a house fire in the 12-hundred block of Ballpark Drive, caused significant damage but was brought under control quickly after personnel discovered heavy fire in the basement. The second blaze was reported at Missouri Bell Telecom on Harvest Road. Upon arrival, Mid County Chief Scott Frandsen says firefighters encountered heavy smoke in the attic of the business.
Frandsen also says the weather compounded problems for personnel at both fires.
While at the Missouri Bell Telecom fire, Mid County also received calls for a motor vehicle accident and a report of electric in the water. Mutual aid covering for Mid County responded to those incidents.