Massive Fire Destroys Crocker Manufacturing Building

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CROCKER, Mo. (KRCG) — A massive fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Crocker early Saturday morning.

According to the Pulaski County Daily News, the fire happened at one of the two buildings owned by Lakeside Trailer Manufacturing around 5:45 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found the entire roof of the building fully engulfed in flames. Because of this, they fought the fire from outside of the building.

Crocker Fire Chief Mark Fancher told the newspaper, “There were several explosions. We had oxygen bottles and acetylene bottles going off all over when I arrived,” Fancher said. “At least at this point (the cause) is undetermined because there is so much damage.”

Over 50 firefighters from a total of seven fire departments responded to the fire. Many of the other departments brought ladder trucks and tanker trucks due to the lack of water in the area.

The fire was under control within three hours and firefighters left the scene around 11:00 a.m.

No one was reported injured during the fire.

Chief Fancher said the State Fire Marshal is investigating the fire, but at this time it doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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