Sunday’s fire at Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry in Osage Beach has been deemed unintentional. The blaze started in the front of the landmark building, in a small storage area above the ticket counter. Osage Beach fire investigators say an extension cord plugged into a CD player sparked the blaze, and no one was in the building when the fire started. One firefighter did suffer minor injuries while battling the blaze Sunday.
The Ozark Opry building opened in 1954. It hasn’t been used as a regular concert hall for more than seven years.