The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what caused flames to shoot out of a funeral home near Branson.

Western Taney County firefighters say they had to close east Highway 76 Thursday night while they fought flames at Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home in Mount Branson.

Crews say the fire quickly spread to the attic, although one part of the building is still intact.

A witness reported hearing what sounded like tires exploding when the fire started.

No one was hurt.

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