Missouri News

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

No injuries reported, residents displaced after Cole County fire

No injuries were reported, but occupants of a home in the 6500 block of Village Road were displaced after a Monday morning fire, according to a social media post from the Osage Fire Protection District. The department wrote that three sides of a one-and-a-half story house were on fire at 8:20 a.m. Monday. A partial collapse was reported and crews had the fire under control within a half hour, the post states. Crews remained on the scene for about three hours. Osage Fire Protection District Chief Barry Gipe told ABC 17 crews at the scene that the homeowner was taking their kids to school when the fire started. The amount of residents displaced was not described. The Red Cross was called to assist. Gipe said Osage Fire along with Cole County EMS, Ameren, Cole County Sheriff Department and Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the fire.
KMIZ-TV ABC 17 Columbia

Doolittle and Rolla fire crews combat residential blaze near Newburg High School

Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District along with Rolla Rural Fire and Phelps Health EMS were dispatched to the area of the Newburg High School for a residential structure fire at 5:30 am on Saturday. First responders received multiple 911 calls reporting heavy fire from a two-story house. Crews quickly knocked the bulk of the fire down from the outside and entered to search and extinguish the remaining fire. Inside, crews searched the structure for victims. There were no victims located during the search. The Phelps County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Division of Fire Safety are investigating the fire.
KRCG-TV CBS 13 Jefferson City

Kirksville: Truman State University students, pets escape unscathed from electrical fire

An overnight blaze caused multiple Truman State University (TSU) students and their pets to evacuate their house. KTVO received a message from a TSU student who told us the 412 S. Halliburton Street property in Kirksville caught fire Friday night. The student said four Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority members lived at the house. Law enforcement told KTVO that the blaze started just before 11:45 p.m. Fire Investigator Ray Jagger with the Kirksville Police Department said this fire appeared to be an accidental electrical fire. He said the property has old-fashioned knob-and-tube wiring, which is a safety hazard.
KTVO-TV ABC/CBS 3 Kirksville

Monday, November 27, 2023

’He was a great mentor’: Colleagues honor the life of Kansas City Fire Department Captain John Parison

VIDEO: Kansas City-area first responders, family and friends gathered in numbers Friday morning to honor the life and sacrifice of Capt. John Parison III. He was with the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department for over 20 years. Parison recently passed away after a short battle with stage 4 colon cancer. After further review, it was determined this week that the captain's passing was a line-of-duty death. A visitation was held Friday morning at the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church followed by a procession. The route ultimately ended at the captain’s final resting place, Park Lawn Cemetery. “Different cancers have anywhere up to 300% increase just for (firefighters) due to the carcinogens we face everyday and house fires and the different chemicals we encounter,” said KCFD firefighter James Moran.
KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City

18 rescued after fire rips through Webster Groves senior housing facility

Firefighters across St. Louis County rushed to extinguish a fire at Webster Groves senior living facility early Sunday morning. Around 5 a.m., a second-alarm fire broke out at the Laclede Groves Lutheran Senior Services facility on Laclede Station Road. Fire crews from across St. Louis County helped rescue 18 people from the impacted floors. Officials said that some people were rescued from the stairwells. One person was taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries for treatment. The following fire departments assisted with the early morning fire: Shrewsbury, Affton, Brentwood, Maplewood, Mehlville, Glendale, Kirkwood, Clayton, Richmond Heights, and Rock Hill. Bill Wichman has lived at Laclede Groves for over two years. He said it's a wonderful place to live. Wichman was one of several residents that woke up to the commotion Sunday morning.
KSDK-TV NBC 5 St. Louis

No injuries reported from Lake Ozark residential fire

No injuries were reported after a residential fire in Lake Ozark on Thanksgiving. The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District responded to the fire on Spring Green Circle at 8:26 p.m. Heavy fire was found near the backside of the home and was handled with an offensive fire attack, according to a press release. However, another alarm was sounded for the same residence at 3:26 a.m. The fire was believed to have been rekindled by the sudden and intense change in wind, the release said. After the second fire incident at the home, Lake Ozark Fire confirmed the total loss of the residence.
KOMU-TV NBC 8 Columbia

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