Joplin Tornado / Fungus
4:32 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

CDC: Fungus cluster after Joplin tornado a first

An image of a slide showing changes seen in a heart valve due to zygomycosis.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a dangerous fungus found in 13 people injured in the Joplin tornado was the first known cluster occurring after a tornado.

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Morning round-up
9:31 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, June 20, 2011

The St. Louis Fire Department battled a five-alarm fire at the Chemisphere Corp., a solvent distributor early Monday morning. Three firefighters sustained minor injuries. The cause of the industrial fire is under investigation.
Flickr/Dave Hogg

St. Louis Industrial Fire Forces Evacuations Near Hampton

Updated 4:35 p.m. - All three firefighters were released from the hospital around noon.

A five-alarm fire in the 2100 block of Clifton at Chemisphere Corp., a solvent distributor, was reported at about 2:30 this morning, and was under control by 6 a.m.

St. Louis Fire Captain Dan Sutter said a few minor injuries were reported .

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