Investigation into Osage Beach Fire Continuing
OSAGE BEACH - Investigators were combing the scene Monday after a fire early Sunday at an Osage Beach restaurant. Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded to the fire call at Dorsey's Pit Stop restaurant just before 1:30 a.m Sunday. According to Jeffrey Dorhauer, deputy chief of the department, the fire destroyed almost 50 percent of the building.
It took approximately 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. Firefighters contained the fire to the kitchen, bar and storage area, and prevented it from spreading to the dining area. Damage is listed at $350,000. There were eight employees in the building when the fire started. They all escaped unharmed.
"One of the owners was in the restaurant when the fire started. There were also some customers in the building." said John York, one of the owners' friends.
But Dorhauer did not know how many customers were in the building at the time of the blaze. Investigators have not yet found the cause of the fire.