Officials no longer monitoring sliding lake house around-the-clock
CAMDEN COUNTY - Camden County officials announced Friday they were no longer monitoring a house sliding toward the Lake of the Ozarks around-the-clock.
Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) Fire Marshal Joe Brant said Friday firefighters are no longer staying at the scene 24/7.
Brant said MCFPD has marked the property, located at Cub Cove Point north of Camdenton, as dangerous and officials will do periodic checks. He said when the next rainfall comes in, firefighters will likely resume around-the-clock monitoring.
Friday marks day five of the house sliding toward the lake. Firefighters first responded to the home Monday, receiving reports a possible landslide at the property. When they got there, firefighters found the two-story home moving downhill toward the lake.
Further investigation revealed the earth surrounding the home was sliding and had even cut off utilities in the area. Firefighters secured the area around the home and contacted the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Fire officials, after exhausting all options, decided Wednesday to allow the house to slide into the lake.
MCFPD Chief Scott Frandsen said the house was a second home owned by a St. Louis family, and they were not in the house at the time of the landslide.
MCFPD worked with the Camden County Commission, Camden County Emergency Management Office, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Ameren to secure the site and develop a plan to stop the home from sliding.