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ARSON INVESTIGATORS PROBING NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY FIRE


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April 16, 2015 - KMOV By Dan Greenwald

VINITA PARK - Firefighters said arson investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire that broke out in Vinita Park.

Authorities said a house caught on fire in 1700 block of Crystal Court Thursday afternoon. A neighbor captured the flames shooting through the home's roof on his cell phone.

"You just saw the smoke pouring out of the vents in the attack and we heard a little pop, nothing serious, like a baby explosion and then we saw the flames going up about 10 feet in the air," said neighbor Austin Ostroff.

Police said a man and woman were seen at the house shortly before the fire started. A man who recently moved in wasn't home at the time.

Authorities said they are searching for the man and woman. They were in a gray four-door Chevrolet pick-up with Illinois license plates.

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NEIGHBORS RUN FROM BURNING WELLSTON HOME - FIREFIGHTERS STRUCK BY ARIAL STREAM

March 16, 2015 - KTVI BY JOE MILLITZER

WELLSTON, MO. - A two story home caught on fire Monday morning near the intersection of Plymouth and Stephen Jones in Wellston. The home is vacant. Children could be seen running from occupied neighboring homes.

Firefighters were able to take control of the situation. The fire appears to be out. But, it looks like the home may be a total loss. Surrounding homes have been spared through the firefighter's efforts.

A firefighter was hit by an aerial spray while working on the fire. The pressure from the spray was enough to knock him down. He appears to be in good condition.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC


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October 3, 2014 - Mid-County Fire Protection District

ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The Mid-County Fire Protection District is actively seeking applicants to establish a hiring list for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic. Minimum requirements for the position are a current National/ Missouri EMT-P License with current ACLS, Graduate of the St. Louis County Fire Academy, a current valid Driver's License and 21 years or older. You may pick up a hiring packet at 1875 Pennsylvania Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63133.

Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am to 4pm. Applications will be available starting October 6th must be turned in by October 20th.

You must follow the instructions in your packets to be eligible to participate in the process.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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FIREFIGHTER/ENGINEER RETIREMENT


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October 3, 2014 - Mid-County Fire Protection District

ST. LOUIS COUNTY - After 41 years of dedicated service to Mid County Fire District, Engineer and Vietnam Veteran, Gene Royce is retiring. The Board, Firefighters and Staff thank you and wish you the best!

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FLAMES ENGULF HOMES IN HILLSDALE

May 30, 2014 - KMOV

HILLSDALE - Two vacant homes were engulfed by flames in Hillsdale, Mo. just before midnight on Thursday.

The two homes in the 6520 block of Mt. Ave caught fire at 11:52 p.m.

The fire forced neighbors to be evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

No other details were immediately available.

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FIRE DAMAGES CARS, BUILDING AT HILLSDALE SALVAGE LOT

March 5, 2014 - St. Louis Post Dispatch

HILLSDALE - Employees of Brock Auto Parts and Recycling await the arrival of firefighters after cars caught fire in the salvage yard on Kienlen Avenue in Hillsdale on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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