Fire damages Lodge of Four Seasons atrium

LAKE OZARK, Mo. — The cause of a fire that heavily damaged the atrium area of Lodge of Four Seasons late Wednesday evening is being described as accidental by the firefighters who extinguished the blaze.

According to Mark Amsinger, Lake Ozark Fire Protection District chief, his department responded to a report of a fire at the Lodge at about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday. When firefighters arrived, they discovered the lobby area of the resort heavily engulfed in smoke and immediately issued a second alarm. Fire units were deployed to the fifth floor of the atrium to “make an attack on the fire.”

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the room of origin and bring it under control in just over two hours although firefighters remained on the scene until after midnight.

According to Amsinger, there were no injuries, and smoke and water damage was limited to the atrium area. A spokesman for the resort said the lodge had reopened for business by Wednesday.

The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District was assisted by the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, the Rocky Mount Fire Protection District, the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, the Miller County Ambulance District and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department. Amsinger said there were 57 firefighters on the scene at the height of the blaze.

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