BRANSON, Mo.– Firefighters worked to put out a fire destroying a funeral home in Branson overnight.
Western Taney County Fire battled large flames coming from the Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home. It’s on east highway 76 — the main strip in Branson– which had to be closed down.
Assistant Chief James Lannan says witnesses report hearing something unusual before the fire.
“Initial reports were a loud boom and an active fire showing,” Lannan said. “Units arrived within about six minutes of dispatch, and found heavy fire conditions on one side of the building. We mounted an offensive attack, but unfortunately the fire had already extended to the attic.”
The fire department confirms no one was in the building at the time of the fire.
Local viewer, Jennifer Sandoval, shared a live stream of the fire:
KOLR10’s photographer was on the scene: