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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Two residential fires within 12 hours in Waynesville

  • Two families in the Waynesville area lost their homes to fires earlier this week.
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  • One injured, four-member family loses home in fire
    One person was injured during a fire that displaced a family of four on Tuesday in the Waynesville area, according to the American Red Cross.
    Waynesville Rural Fire Department was dispatched to the scene at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday on Spruce Road.
    Crews worked on the scene for more than four hours, according to Waynesville Rural Fire Department Chief Doug Yurecko.
    A  multitude of agencies responded to the scene including St. Robert, Crocker, Tri-County, Hazelgreen, and Fort Leonard Wood fire departments helped extinguish the fire. Laclede Electric, Pulaski County Ambulance, Pulaski County Sheriffs Department, Waynesville Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol all assisted to the scene.
    A Red Cross volunteer responded to the scene around 3 p.m. and arrived as emergency personnel were transporting the father, who was injured in the blaze, to a hospital.
    The Red Cross provided financial assistance for the family to meet their immediate emergency needs with the purchase of food and clothing.
    The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there is no reason to believe it is suspicious, according to Yurecko.
    Family of four escapes fire without injury, loses home
    A family of four in Waynesville was able to escape without injury before a fire took their home Wednesday morning, according to the American Red Cross.
    At approximately 2:54 a.m., Waynesville Rural Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire on Rumor Lane.
    St. Robert, Crocker, Dixon, , Tri-County, Hazelgreen, and Fort Leonard Wood fire departments helped put out the fire. Missouri State Fire Marshals also responded to the scene.
    All four family members were able to escape the home without injury. Crews worked at the scene until 8:40 a.m.
    This cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there is no reason to believe it is suspicious, Yurecko said.
    A Red Cross volunteer responded to the scene and met with the family, two adults and two young children. The volunteer also contacted the Price Chopper grocery story and McDonald’s to donate breakfast for the clients and firefighters.
    The Red Cross provided financial assistance for the family to meet their immediate emergency needs with the purchase of food and clothing. Neighbors are providing temporary lodging for the family.

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