Missouri News

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Flames through the roof, report Carthage Fire on arrival

VIDEO: Just after 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night reports of a house fire in the 1200 block of Douglas Court alerted E-911. Carthage Fire, Carthage Police and Mercy AMB responded. Neighbors called 911 saying flames were visible coming from the residence. On arrival Carthage Fire reported “flames through the roof,” and they were out for attack. Firefighters were able to control the blaze quickly, within 20 minutes. We learned on scene there were no injuries to residents. Everyone was out safely. No injuries to firefighters either. Carthage Fire Chief Ryan Huntley tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker on the scene he did not feel it necessary to call the State Fire Marshal from the evidence they had discovered. It appears to be electrical in nature. The family did not require Red Cross assistance at the time. All fire staff were released at 1:39 a.m.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin/Pittsburg

One dog killed in Adair County fire that burns two trailers to the ground

One dog was killed after a pair of trailers caught fire in Adair County on Tuesday. First responders were called to an address near 20495 Thousand Hills Trail around 4:30pm. Deputy Kirksville Fire Chief Travis Gregory told KTVO at the scene that a pair of trailers caught fire. Both are a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Nobody was injured in the fire. Firefighters at the scene told KTVO that 1 dog perished in the fire, but we do know that at least two dogs were saved. Firefighters from the Kirksville Fire Department and the Adair County Fire Department battled the blaze for more than an hour on Tuesday.
KTVO-TV ABC/CBS 3 Kirksville

Dermatology group in Springfield offering free skin cancer screenings for firefighters

The American Academy of Dermatology is giving back to firefighters. They group is providing free skin care screenings for the first responders. Firefighters have a 21 percent greater risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. “As a retired firefighter, I was aware of the risk of skin cancer,” said David Schiderer. “So I started coming to this office to get checked on a regular basis. Several years ago, we did find some skin cancer and a couple of different spots that were treated.
KYTV NBC 3 Springfield

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Claycomo firefighter transported to hospital after blaze in mobile home park

A Claycomo firefighter was transported to an area hospital for evaluation after responding to a blaze Tuesday afternoon at a mobile home park, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department. Fire crews responded to a reported structure fire around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at 1260 N.E. U.S. 69 Highway. Firefighters with the Claycomo, Liberty, KCFD and Pleasant Valley fire departments responded to the scene. Heavy flames were reported by crews upon arrival. A Claycomo firefighter was injured by falling debris and was transported to an area hospital. The extent of the firefighter's injuries is also not known at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation, per KCFD.
KSHB-TV NBC 41 Kansas City

Hannibal fire department battles house fire, arson suspected

A weekend fire in Hannibal reported no injuries; arson is suspected. On Sunday, June 9, at approximately 04:40 a.m., the Hannibal Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a structure fire located in the 600 block of Bird Street. HFD responded with eight personnel and upon arrival requested an additional four off duty personnel. Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke and flame coming from a 2-story wood frame multi-family structure. The occupants were out of the residence at the time of the fire department's arrival. HFD conducted an offensive attack, and the fire was contained in approximately 30 minutes with crews on scene for overhaul and salvage for approximately two hours.

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