courtesy of Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Suspected arson destroys Round Spring Ranger Station

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is requesting assistance locating persons responsible for suspected theft and arson of government property. On December 26, at approximately 11:13 p.m. park rangers responded to the scene of a structural fire at the Round Spring Visitor Contact Station, which consisted of a small visitor contact center and ranger offices. Local area volunteer fire departments from Timber and Eminence suppressed the fire. No one was injured however the building was a total loss.
The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office are actively investigating the fire and associated theft of government property.
If you were in the area of the Round Spring Visitor Contact Station on December 26 between 9 p.m. and midnight, please contact the NPS Investigative Services Branch Tip Line:
CALL or TEXT the ISB Tip Line 888-653-0009 ONLINE www.nps.gov/ISB and click "Submit a Tip"
EMERGENCY dial 9-1-1
The entire Round Spring campground, picnic pavilion and day use area near Round Spring will be closed while investigators work at the scene. For information and updates on the reopening of the area, call (573) 323-4236 or visit the park's Facebook page.
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