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Kaiser building fire may be connected to Thursday night shooting at Lake of the Ozarks

Kaiser building fire may be connected to Thursday night shooting at Lake of the Ozarks


Osage Beach Fire Protection District responded to a building fire off Highway 42 at 11:30 Tuesday night. Crews were at a metal building with Midwest Drifters Motorcycle Club signs until 5 a.m. The Midwest Drifters were at the shooting Thursday night at the Bagnell Dam Bouvard strip, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by a joint team of Missouri Fire Marshal; Miller County Sheriff's Office; Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control; and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Officials did report a strong smell of fuel at one end of the building.

Windows on the building are broken, and the interior is charred black. The area around the building still smelled strongly of smoke late Wednesday afternoon.

Mike O'Connell with the Missouri Department of Public Safety said no one was injured in the fire.

"The fire damage was largely limited to the interior area occupied by a single tenant of the multi-tenant commercial building," O'Connell said in an email.

Several business owners on the Bagnell Dam strip refused to comment out of fear of retaliation.

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Hannah Falcon

Hannah joined the ABC 17 News Team from Houston, Texas, in June 2021. She graduated from Texas A&M University. She was editor of her school newspaper and interned with KPRC in Houston. Hannah also spent a semester in Washington, D.C., and loves political reporting.


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