Structure Fire Hits House East of Branson

Thistle Fire
Picture from Western Taney County Fire District

From Western Taney County Fire Protection District Facebook Page

At 9:29 AM Wednesday, the Western Taney County Fire District responded to a house fire at 421 Thistle, Branson, off Hwy T.

Upon arrival the house was well involved in fire. Mom and 20 month old grand child made out of the house prior to our arrival. We used two hand lines to extinguish the fire. Since the area does not have fire hydrants, water had to be trucked in using three tankers from 2 1/2 miles away. The fire started around a wood burning furnace in the lower back of the house.

Crews from five Western Taney County stations along with our Support Team and Taney County Ambulance responded to the call.