Missouri News

Thursday, September 29, 2022

VIDEO: Crews respond to gas truck explosion, fire in Bloomfield

Crews were on the scene of a gas truck explosion in southeast Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, September 28. According to Sgt. Clark Parrott with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to C-Mart in Bloomfield. He said the only known injury at this time is the driver, who sustained minor injuries. Parrott said the fire started from the truck and saddle tanks and spread to the holding tanks for the gas station. Fire personnel remain on scene. Authorities say it happened around 2 p.m. The blast could be heard by people all around the area. “Sat down on my bed, just sat down for a minute, I was going to go back outside and start raking these rocks, and that was it,” said Lora Popp, a Bloomfield resident.
KFVS-TV 12 CBS Cape Girardeau

Crews extinguish hay bale fire in Boonville

Fire crews from Cooper County, Prairie Home and Boonville responded to a hay bales fire off at a farm of Rocheport Road Wednesday afternoon. More than seven engines and 10 personnel responded just after 12:30 p.m. No injuries were reported. Cooper County Fire Protection District Capt. Nathan Brandes said six hay bales caught fire, but crews were able to stop the fire before it impacted the rest. He said the fire started from spontaneous combustion from one of the hay bales. "The main thing is to make sure whenever they [farmers] bale their hay, that it's dry and not too wet," Brandes said. "If it's too wet and stacked too close together and not allowed to dry, that's how the spontaneous combustion occurs." Brandes said the family was not home at the time of the fire, and that a driver passed by and called the fire in.
KOMU-TV NBC 8 Columbia

Trailer fire at Northgate mobile home park in Claycomo

A mobile home fire in Claycomo early Wednesday morning lit up the nearby trailer park, but no one was injured. Crews responded at 2:40 a.m. to a fire call at the Northgate Manufactured Home Community, just off of NE U.S. 69 Highway in Claycomo. Once there, firefighters doused the flames, which had the community’s office on fire. No one was inside, and no one was hurt, according to the Kansas City Fire Department crews on the scene. The fire was initially too heavy for a search, so responders battled the fire defensively from the outside. Once flames were knocked down, firefighters were able to conduct a search, which confirmed that no one was inside, according to the fire department. It’s unclear yet exactly how the fire started.
KCTV CBS 5 Kansas City

Fire damages Springfield church

A fire damaged a Springfield church on Wednesday. Firefighters responded to the Battlefield Apostolic Church on Walnut Lawn west of Campbell Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Investigators say firefighters themselves saw the fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire. The fire damaged a part of the roof, attic, and kitchen. Smoke also spread through the church. Investigators ruled the fire as accidental. Firefighters do not know what caused the fire.
KYTV NBC 3 Springfield

Manufacturing warehouse on fire in north St. Louis

A fire started at a manufacturing warehouse in north St. Louis Wednesday afternoon. The fire started at about 1 p.m. at a warehouse in the 400 block of East DeSoto Avenue. The St. Louis Fire Department is responding. They said they have deployed one line and there is a “report of a possible unknown chemical release.” The Hazardous Materials Task Force is also responding to the fire. It is unknown at this time how the fire started. It is also unknown if anyone has been injured.
KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Mobile home fire near Seneca, residence is a total loss

VIDEO: About 5:15 a.m. Wednesday reports of a structure fire at Hwy 43 Mobile Home Park north of Seneca alerted Newton County Central Comm. Seneca Rural Fire Protection Dist., Newton County EMS, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Mutual aid assistance from Seneca City Fire, Quapaw Nation Fire & EMS and Wyandotte Fire, Redings Mill Fire and Neosho Rural Fire. Firefighters tell us as they arrived to the scene it was fully involved. Initially fire had spread from trailer 59 into the trees above, threatening other structures. Firefighters were able to contain it to one residence. No injuries were reported. Cooler 56° and a north breeze about 5-10 mph fanned the flames. The fire spread into the ceiling area and the walls, firefighters had to spend extra time pulling away siding to expose fire within those areas.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin

Police Chief calls Aurora first responders heroes

Chief Wes Coatney of the Aurora Marionville Police Dept shares an incident from late last month, calling first responders heroes. “On August 28th, near midnight, a dangerous and intense situation unfolded in Aurora. A call came in about a suicidal person who had scaled a tree, tied a strap around their neck, and was in the process of attempting suicide by hanging from approximately 30-40 feet in the air. The Aurora Fire Department arrived. The person in the tree was known to staff and was known to suffer from addiction and legitimate attendant medical conditions. Captain Todd Wood and Firefighter Harley Stice arrived. If they had fallen, they would have landed on pavement or concrete and most assuredly would have died.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin

Fire reported at storage unit facility in Joplin

About 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening fire was reported at 2629 S Rangeline, alerting Joplin Emergency 911. Joplin Fire Dept, Joplin Police and METS ambulance responded. Duenweg Fire Dept were dispatched as automatic mutual aid. As authorities arrived there were no visible flames. However there was a smell of smoke in the air and a light haze in an area of interest. Public Storage, 2629 S Rangeline, is a secured facility. Our cameras could only observe from a distance, we could see that light haze of smoke from our camera view and smell something burning in the air. Joplin Firefighters used a metal saw to cut into two different storage units. Light smoke was still visible. Liberty Utilities responded and cut power to the building and the issue seemed to resolve itself. Authorities on the scene said they believe it was an electrical issue.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin

SUV slams into Warrenton hotel room, no injuries

An investigation is underway after an SUV slammed into a Warrenton hotel room Monday evening. Firefighters and officers in Warrenton, in addition to other agencies, responded to the incident. Photos from the Warrenton Fire Department’s Facebook page show significant damage to a window door and many pieces of furniture. City of Warrenton crews investigated the damage along with a fire marshal Monday night. Firefighters were initially concerned about structural damage to the building, but says the foundation is very stable after the collision. Investigators determined the crash to be accidental. No injuries were reported. Many were evacuated from the hotel when the collision happened Monday night. Crews are working on repairs Tuesday.
KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Three people, one cat rescued from O’Fallon house fire

Emergency crews helped rescue a family of three and their cat during a house fire late Monday evening in O’Fallon. Crews responded to a home on Dorchester Court around 9:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, firefghters battled a large blaze in the garage. O’Fallon police assisted firefighters with removing people from the fire. The three family members are hospitalized with minor injuries. All three and a cat rescued in the fire are all expected to survive. It’s unclear how exactly the fire started or how much damage it caused to the home. The O’Fallon Fire Protection District, O’Fallon Police Department, St. Charles County Ambulance District and Central County Fire & Rescue were among the agencies to assist with the fire.
KTVI-TV FOX 2 St. Louis

Kansas City-area disaster response organizations deploy resources for Hurricane Ian

VIDEO: Disaster response teams across the Kansas City area are preparing to answer the call as the nation is on standby for Hurricane Ian and its aftermath. “We’ve had these drivers and trucks on standby since late last week, so they’ve been there probably since first thing this morning,” said Stan Hays, CEO and co-founder of Operation BBQ Relief. Operation BBQ Relief has been working to put people and resources in place, taking full advantage of the calm before the storm. The first wave of volunteers were en route to Dallas on Monday to pick up about 60,000 to 70,000 portions of food ready for distribution. “We’ll set up a tiny village about the size of two football fields when it’s said and done,” Hays said. “We’re gonna need about 100 to 125 volunteers a day based on what we think, which is gonna be around 30,000 to 35,000 meals a day.”
KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City

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