fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org en State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-concerned-about-potential-surface-fire-bridgeton-landfill <p><em><strong>Updated 7/3/14 with a link to <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/bridgeton/docs/imp-contingency070214.pdf" target="_blank">the state's finalized Incident Management Plan</a> for the Bridgeton Landfill.</strong></em></p><p>State agency officials are concerned that the underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill could break through to the surface.</p><p>That scenario was raised in a recent memo by landfill fire expert Todd Thalhamer, who has been consulting for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:09:13 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 37702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Concerned About Potential For Surface Fire At Bridgeton Landfill Confused About The Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills? Here's What You Should Know http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/confused-about-bridgeton-and-west-lake-landfills-heres-what-you-should-know <p>On Friday morning, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/28/283773449/13-workers-exposed-to-radiation-at-n-m-nuclear-waste-dump" target="_blank">NPR reported</a> that 13 employees at the only dedicated nuclear waste dump in the U.S. had inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 02:24:49 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 34085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Confused About The Bridgeton And West Lake Landfills? Here's What You Should Know In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wake-four-alarm-servco-fire-discussion-about-cold-weather-fire-safety <p></p><p>Last Monday, more than eighty firefighters from the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/crews-battling--alarm-warehouse-fire-in-st-louis/article_aa47c8d7-0e9a-530f-86e1-773b5578c1ec.html">four-alarm fire at the Servco warehouse</a> in downtown St. Louis.</p><p>In the end, no one was injured in the blaze, but the warehouse was destroyed. For Greg Gates, whose family owns the building, more than a building was lost.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:41:25 +0000 Camille Phillips 32505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Wake Of Four-Alarm Servco Fire, A Discussion About Cold-Weather Fire Safety EPA Considering Landfill Fires In Re-evaluating What To Do With Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-considering-landfill-fires-re-evaluating-what-do-radioactive-waste-bridgeton <p>This isn't the first time a fire has smoldered underground at the landfill in Bridgeton.</p><p>The Missouri Coalition for the Environment says another subsurface fire burned there in 1993.</p><p>They <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201310/1995_OU-2_PRP_WorkPlanPg57LandfillFire.pdf">found a reference</a> to that fire in <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/201310/1995_OU-2_PRP_Work_Plan_Pg_1.pdf">an old report</a> related to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's management of radioactive waste at the landfill.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:22:04 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 30787 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Considering Landfill Fires In Re-evaluating What To Do With Radioactive Waste In Bridgeton Midtown Apartments Devastated By Five-Alarm Fire Reopen http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/midtown-apartments-devastated-five-alarm-fire-reopen <div>A &nbsp;Midtown apartment building that was heavily damaged by <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-alarm-fire-midtown-apartment-building">a massive fire in July 2012</a> has re-opened.</div><div>The fire at <a href="http://www.3949apartments.com/index.php/prop/home">3949 Lindell</a> displaced several hundred people. There were no human fatalities, though several pets were killed.&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:40:02 +0000 Kristi Luther 28966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Midtown Apartments Devastated By Five-Alarm Fire Reopen Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/only-joplin-mo-mosque-burns-ground-cause-fire-unknown <p></p><p><em>KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Davidson reported for this story.</em></p><p>The only mosque in Joplin, Mo. has burned to the ground.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still unknown. &nbsp;The loss of property leaves the Islamic community there without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year, Ramadan.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:23:04 +0000 KSMU 4263 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown Five-alarm fire in Midtown apartment building http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/five-alarm-fire-midtown-apartment-building <p><em>This is a developing story and will be updated.</em></p><p><strong>Updated 3:45 p.m.</strong> City fire chief Dennis Jenkerson says the cause of the fire is not suspicious, and building appears to be up to code:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The question that came up was the draft stops up in the attic, and in reviewing the plans, and also we sent firefighters over there this morning and we went up in the attics of the remaining buildings, and all buildings had the draft stops as required. This was just a very hot and quick-moving fire.&quot;</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:35:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Rachel Lippmann & Tim Lloyd 4133 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Five-alarm fire in Midtown apartment building Endangered hellbender salamander inspires song http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/endangered-hellbender-salamander-inspires-song <p>You may remember <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zoo-crafts-love-nest-save-ozarks-salamanders">our story</a> about the St. Louis Zoo successfully breeding an endangered giant salamander. Now the hellbender is being honored in song:</p><p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1010055.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1010055.mp3</a></p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:16:44 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Endangered hellbender salamander inspires song Doe Run assessing damage after early morning fire http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/doe-run-assessing-damage-after-early-morning-fire <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=herculaneum+missouri+smelter+address&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=smelter&amp;hnear=Herculaneum,+Jefferson,+Missouri&amp;hl=en&amp;view=map&amp;source=embed&amp;t=h&amp;cid=15001817900879675996&amp;z=14&amp;iwloc=A" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Several Jefferson County fire departments responded to a blaze early Tuesday morning at the Doe Run Company&rsquo;s primary smelter in Herculaneum.</p><p>Company officials say there were no injuries and they are now assessing damage.</p><p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:54:42 +0000 Julie Bierach 3306 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 6-story building burns near downtown St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/6-story-building-burns-near-downtown-st-louis <p>Fire officials in St. Louis are trying to determine the cause of a blaze in a vacant six-story building near downtown.</p><p>The fire broke out before noon Thursday. There were no reports of injuries, though the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-blaze-expected-to-burn-on-through-the-night/article_e28329a8-21c8-11e1-a600-0019bb30f31a.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch website reported</a> that what was believed to be homeless people were seen fleeing the building. By early afternoon, the fire was under control.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:12:47 +0000 The Associated Press 2644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 6-story building burns near downtown St. Louis