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Mehlville Fire District is one of few districts with a drone

Drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim.’ Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

October 15, 2019

During a mock rescue in 2018, Mehlville firefighter and drone operator Roman Stolarski pinpoints where on the Meramec River the rescue boats need to go to save the ‘victim’ using the district's small drone. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspaper...

Police investigating early morning fire at Kutis Funeral Home

Fire and police personnel on the scene of a fire at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry Road Friday morning. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

March 22, 2019

Fire and police personnel on the scene of a fire at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry Road Friday morning. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Police believe an early morning fire Friday at Kutis Funeral Home off Lemay Ferry Road was arson. Kutis, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, also has locations in Affton and sou...

Mehlville Fire unveils new rescue boat with rescue drill

Firefighter-medics David Wideman and Capt. Nick Larosa pull Jared Sarni out of the water during a mock rescue last week. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 16, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District unveiled its new rescue boat this summer, an upgrade that should lead to safer and easier rescues along the district’s 21 miles of river shoreline from Sunset Hills to Oakville. The new $35,000 boat i...

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

Firefighters battle three-alarm fire at Ameren plant

April 17, 2018

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 Missou...

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

Oakville fire could have been arson, police say

March 3, 2018

Police are investigating whether a fire that destroyed a family’s house in Oakville last month was arson. The Mehlville Fire Protection District called in officers from the South County Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department to investigate the Feb. 7 fire that destroyed the house in the...

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

Wagner tours MFPD’s Engine House No. 3

March 1, 2018

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 of an effort to promote federal public-safety grants to fire districts. Wagner hand-delivered an application to Board of Directors Tre...

No one injured in Oakville house fire

The house near Becker Road engulfed in flames Wednesday evening, as captured by resident Eric Kunst's drone.

February 8, 2018

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...

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