Fire destroys home, truck

Photo: Emergency personnel watch as firefighters check for hot spots Monday at a Theodosia fire scene. A structure and pickup truck were destroyed in the blaze; however, there were no injuries, and firefighters were able to save nearby mobile homes. Photo: Courtesy Ozark County Times

Personnel from the Theodosia Area Volunteer Fire Department (TAVFD) responded to a structure fire Monday afternoon on Homestead Drive in the area behind Cash Saver Pantry on U.S. Highway 160.

In a post on its Facebook page, TAVFD says, “Everyone got out safely prior to our arrival. The double-wide mobile home was ‘on the ground when firefighters arrived,’ a spokesperson said. It’s thought the fire may have started in the attic crawl space, but the cause is unknown. A pickup was also destroyed in the blaze, but nearby mobile homes were saved with only minor damage to a next-door structure.”

TAVFD expressed thanks to the Ozark County sheriff’s dispatcher and to the Pontiac/Price Place and Gainesville volunteer fire departments for responding in mutual aid, as only three TAVFD personnel were available when the call came in.

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