Last updateTue, 27 Jan 2015 4pm

Lawnmower fire quickly extinguished

    Steelville firefighters got a special thank you visit from the kids and adults of the Meramec Baptist Association on Friday, July 25. They brought the crews special treats that they had made to show their appreciation for what the volunteers do for the community, and were given a tour of the firehouse and equipment.
    SFPD personnel were thankful for their thoughtfulness and were glad to have them in the station. The kids enjoyed the opportunity to see the station and to get a first hand look at what it takes to be a firefighter on the trucks.
    The SFPD responded to the following calls between July 15-29:
    • July 24—Engine 44 responded to a lawn mower fire on Hawthorne Street. The fire was partially extinguished prior to arrival by a neighbor’s garden hose. SFPD was called to a motor vehicle accident, reported as a single vehicle rollover near Highway 19 and 49. Engine 42 arrived on scene to report finding the passenger vehicle lying on its top in the ditch, but no occupants located.
    • July 26—Still alarm vehicle fire on Highway 49. Units responded to find that the owner of the vehicle had started to extinguish it prior to the arrival of firefighters, and no further action was required. SFPD responded to a second vehicle fire on Highway E with a report of several large hay bales on a trailer on fire. People at the scene could not remove the trailer from the truck hauling it. SFPD personnel saved the truck. Landing zone set up for EMS on East Highway 8.
    • July 28—SFPD responded to a natural cover fire on Bowers Road where approximately half an acre burned, started by an unattended, burning brush pile. Units extinguished the flames using brush trucks.