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AFFTON RESIDENTS: RESPONSE BY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO WEEKEND FIRE WAS TOO SLOW

July 8, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - Affton residents said the response from firefighters to a garage fire was too slow.

A lit bottle rocket landed in a man's garage in the 4600 block of Siebert Saturday. Firefighters said the blaze destroyed the garage and spread to other homes. Residents said it took 10-15 minutes for firefighters to arrive even though the nearest fire station is 1/4 of a mile down the street.

Affton Fire Protection Chief Jim Fritz said that particular station does not have a full time pumper truck, but only has an ambulance.

Fritz told News 4 the crews arrived within five minutes and that their response time was appropriate. The crews arrived on scene from the department's two other fire stations. Fritz said the fire department meets all necessary guidelines.

Residents said they may start a petition to have a pumper truck at the station in question full time.

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SOUTH COUNTY MAN LIGHTS BOTTLE ROCKET, DESTROYS GARAGE

July 5, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - The Affton Fire Department responded to calls of a fire Saturday night after a man lit a bottle rocket which destroyed his garage.

The owner of the home in the 4600 block of Siebert Ave. says he was lighting fireworks and decided to light a bottle rocket. After the bottle rocket launched, it landed in his garage which starting a fire.

The four car detached garage had various tools inside including lawnmowers and landscaping equipment. Everything inside the garage was destroyed along with the building.

The fire did not spread to the house and no injuries were reported.

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OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE IN SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY

April 16, 2014 - KMOV

AFFTON - Firefighters were forced evacuate a house in danger of collapsing while battling a blaze in Affton early Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the fire started in an unoccupied home under renovation in the 8500 block of Philo and Gravois around 1:30 a.m.

Officials say they believe someone set the fire because the house's gas and electric were shut off.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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REMEMBERING AFFTON FIRE CHIEF JERRY BUEHNE 03-10-2005

March 10, 2005 - South County Times

A Farewell To Affton Fire Chief 03-10-2005




ELDERLY WOMAN HOSPITALIZED IN AFFTON HOUSE FIRE

January 24, 2014 - KSDK

AFFTON - AFFTON, Ill. - An elderly woman had to be taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a home in Affton Friday morning. Firefighters were called before 9 a.m. to the 9300 block of Talbot Drive, just off of MacKenzie Road. The house sustained significant damage to the interior, roof, and outer walls.

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VOLUNTEERS PUT HEART INTO AFFTON FIRE RESERVES

Suburban Journal

AFFTON - Twenty-eight people currently serve on the Affton Fire District Reserve Program, the only program of its kind in South County, Suburban Journals reports.

All volunteers are qualified to respond to fire and ambulance calls, and spend at least 36 hours each month at the district's Station House No. 3, according to the report.

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Open House at the Affton Fire Protection District

April 2, 2013 - Affton-Shrewsbury Patch

AFFTON - In celebration of its two new ambulances the Affton Fire Protection District will hold an Open House on April 7th, 2013 from 12:00 to 2:00pm.

The District will provide hot dogs, chips and beverages for all who stop in. The main attraction: two new ambulances purchased by the District to better serve the community. Firefighters and staff will be on hand to give tours of the engine house, fire apparatus and, of course, the new ambulances.

Please stop by and bring the kids!

Any questions, don�t hesitate to call the firehouse. 314.631.1803 ext. 3

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