Missouri News

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Church total loss after fire in Doniphan, Fire Marshal investigating

PHOTOS: Crews were called to an early morning church fire in Doniphan, Missouri. According to Doniphan Fire Chief Brian Byrd, crews were called out at 4:13 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 to a report of a fire at the United Methodist Church on Plum Street. When they arrived, flames could be seen coming out of the church. The Doniphan Fire Department had four engines on the scene and mutual aid from across Ripley County. Chief Byrd said the church is a total loss. No injuries have been reported. As of 8:40 a.m., crews remained on the scene putting out hot spots. Chief Byrd said the State Fire Marshal arrived on the scene and is investigating. According to Chief Byrd, part of the church was built in the 1800s.
KFVS-TV 12 CBS Cape Girardeau

St. Louis Firefighters describe methodical process to save life of boy pinned between two cars

VIDEO: A 9-year-old boy remains hospitalized after being hit by a truck and pinned between two vehicles on Sunday morning. Tuesday, we learned more about how the St. Louis Fire Department got the boy free. The family of Codi Walker tells us while the car was parked, the boy went to the back of a van to grab a toy and that’s when a black truck slammed into the back of the van, pinning the child. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, it took around 25 minutes to rescue Codi Walker because they couldn’t immediately separate the two vehicles. That’s because, according to Chief Dennis Jenkerson, if they separated the vehicles too quickly, the child could have lost his life. “Not a matter of taking a chain and pulling the car out, we have to make sure we’re able to see the entire victim and make sure everything is good to separate these parts,” said Chief Jenkerson.
KMOV-TV CBS 4 St. Louis

Fire destroys home in rural Iron County

A large fire destroyed a rural Missouri home Monday afternoon in Iron County, though no one was hurt in the fire. Crews responded to the fire in the 100 block of Lake Drive around 1 p.m. Monday. More than 10 agencies, including the Pilot Knob Fire Protection District, assisted in putting out the blaze. Firefighters were able to utilize a nearby lake as a source of water to control the fire. Investigators say the fire damaged a 1,200-square foot home and required “sufficient manpower” to control. No injuries were reported in the fire, though it’s not quite clear what caused it at this time.
KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Grass fire spreads into wooded area, western edge of Carterville

A little after 3 p.m., reports of a grassfire on the west side of Carterville alerted Jasper County Emergency-911. Carterville Fire Dept responded along with Carterville Police to the western edge of town, fire was visible from Webb City along East Road. As the grass fire, fueled by the south wind, was spreading to the north into a densely wooded area the call for mutual aid went out to help protect homes along the 400 block of West McKee. Duenweg, Webb City, Oronogo, Carl Junction, Tri-Cities… responded to assist with brush trucks and manpower. As of 5:45 p.m., firefighters are still working hot spots in the trees, unseen from the roadway. However the fire I was contained about 4:30 p.m. and no structures were damaged. At 6:10 p.m., the fire was declared out, but some spots could continue to smolder through the night and firefighters will be out checking.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin/Pittsburg

Firefighters at Lake of the Ozarks rescue worker left dangling from billboard

PHOTOS: Firefighters at the Lake of the Ozarks rescued a man after he was left suspended from a billboard on Saturday. The Mid-County Fire Protection District posted about the incident on their Facebook page. Saturday at 1:10 pm, someone reported that a worker had fallen from a walkway on a billboard. The man was suspended by his safety harness. Firefighters brought one ladder truck and used the bucket to support the man. A second ladder truck helped to get the man unhooked and down into the bucket of the first truck. It took about eight minutes for crews to get the man down.
KRCG-TV CBS 13 Jefferson City

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