WINFIELD, Mo. (KTVI) - Tuesday night around 6 p.m. Lincoln County Firefighters were dispatched to the old Snow Hill Truss building at 1989 S. Hwy W for a reported structure fire with a report of a person trapped. On arrival, Firefighters found the 16,000 square foot commercial building fully involved. Firefighters quickly contacted bystanders who said that a man was inside a camper trailer that was parked under a lean-to attached to the building. At this point, the camper had been heavily consumed by fire. " I walked out my back door. I heard what sounded like a gun going off, I looked up and seen black smoke, " said the victim's neighbor , Allison Rodgers.
Fire officials say the victim had permission to park his camper on the property.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.