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Eureka Fire Protection District team members are trying to avoid additional brush and wildland fires from occurring. Weather conditions are so dire, Gov. Jay Nixon activates State Emergency Operations Center.
An accident-free Fourth of July holiday period for residents and visitors is the goal of a special holiday enforcement program of the St. Louis County Police, according to a Friday morning announcement.
Police & Fire
Here's a peek behind the scenes of a special group of volunteers, who wait to care for Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters as they take breaks and after they are done fighting fires.
Firefighters from multiple departments are on the scene; OO is closed in both directions. Officials said the blaze was under control.
The entire Metro St. Louis area is under a heat advisory until Sunday morning. Residents urged to stay inside due to triple-digit temps. Babler State Park in Wildwood may have to ban grilling and go into a fire weather watch.
Summer, Public Safety
Rockwood Reservation staffers in Wildwood are bracing for signs of wildfires, too. Campers may be precluded from starting barbecues there during Independence Day festivities.
Extremely dry environments and rising temperatures have local firefighters increasingly concerned about the chance of hard-to-control fires for the rest of today.
Police & Fire, Summer
The hot air balloon-like devices could present a fire hazard hazard, a Metro West Fire Protection District representative said.
Government, Police & Fire
A moment of silence was held Monday at the University City Council meeting for the 17-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting Thursday. She was a May graduate of the Individualized Learning Center in Eureka.
Police seek to question four males about the shooting death of a 17-year-old who graduated in May from a Eureka-based high school. St. Louis media report that police know the identity of one of the men; any help with the case is welcomed.
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