Mehlville Fire News

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District responded last week to what they eventually called a three-alarm fire at the Meramec Energy Center coal plant in Oakville, as seen in this photo from the Rock Community Fire Protection District. Ameren Missouri officials said the April 9 fire was minor and didn’t

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UPDATED: Interstate 255 reopens after fiery semi crash

Update: Traffic on Interstate 255 reopened around midday Saturday. Traffic is still mostly blocked on eastbound/southbound Interstate 255 west of Telegraph Road after a semi turned over, hit the median and caught fire overnight. As of 9 a.m. Saturday, only one lane was open for traffic to go through on the interstate, and the semi

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Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District firefighter/medic Jake Lickteig shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner during her February tour of the district’s Engine House No. 3. Also pictured is firefighter Tom Orf. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin ,recently toured the Mehlville Fire Protection District’s newest firehouse as part

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Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “… We service approximately 21 nautical

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No one injured in Oakville house fire

Pictured: Drone photos courtesy of Eric Kunst. No one was injured in a two-alarm fire that damaged an Oakville house late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters from the Mehlville Fire Protection District were called to the fire in the 3000 block of Bry Lynn Court near Becker Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The fire started on the

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Renovations set for Mehlville Fire House 7

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Pictured above: Mehlville Firehouse No. 7. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Roy Mangan of Mehlville Fire Protection District architect Archimages outlined to the Board of Directors Jan. 10 a series of proposed renovations to House No. 7 at 5501 Old Lemay Ferry Road. “… Giving you kind of a scope

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Mehlville Fire District’s multipurpose training center could be complete by mid-November

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Construction of a multipurpose training center at 4471 Baumgartner Road could be completed in late October or mid-November, according to a tentative timeline recently presented to the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Roy Mangan of Archimages, which has provided architectural and engineering services for three firehouses the

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MFPD board approves 2018 budget with 1.7-percent employee pay hike

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A 2018 budget that includes a 1.7-percent salary increase for employees recently was adopted by the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The 2018 budget projects revenues totaling $21,236,460 with anticipated expenditures of $21,231,773 — a surplus of $4,687. Entering the year with a fund balance of $18,229,015,

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