Sunday, December 2, 2012
Camden-Cedar Lakes will be getting a facelift as part of the bargain.
Lake Saint Louis' Camden Cedar Lakes apartment complex is under new ownership and new management, and will have an upgrade coming soon. This week, Village Green and L3C Capital Partners LLC announced that they have reached an agreement for Camden-Cedar Lakes Apartments in Lake Saint Louis and three other complexes—Cross Creek, Cove West, and Westchase Apartments in St. Louis. The complexes will be managed by Village Green. "We don’t expect residents to be severely impacted or displaced by the interior unit renovations, which include upgrades to the kitchen (replacing cabinets, countertops, lighting, flooring and hardware)," Jacqueline Trost, said in an email to Patch. "Those renovations will take place during the day, when most residents …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The drive will continue until March 11. Donations of furniture are especially needed.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Sixteen families lost everything in Wednesday's fire in Lake Saint Louis.
The Lake Saint Louis Police Officers Association is partnering with the management of Camden Cedar Lakes Apartments to assist sixteen families who lost everything in the fire that ravaged the complex on February 29. Eight families were relocated within the complex. The remainder sought refuge with families and friends. “These families have nothing. They’re starting over from scratch,” observed Jeff Thompson, a spokesperson for the police group. “We want to help the people at the Camden office give them a hand. We think once the generous people in our community know these families are in need, they will come through for them.” Donations of household goods, clothing and personal items are being accepted at the Camden Lakes Welcome Center. …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Three pets—two dogs and a cat—were rescued by firefighters from the burned apartments.
Reunions are wonderful occasions, and Patch was on hand for a very special reunion Wednesday afternoon when a resident of the fire-devastated Camden apartments was reunited with her pets, a small terrier-type dog and a black-and-white cat. Firefighters located the pets after the fire was out, in a corner of one of the apartments. Fortunately, the fire had traveled through the common attic space and not in the living space. All the pets were stressed by their experience, Assistant Fire Chief Robb Watkins said. "They were alive—surprisingly. They were waiting in a corner of a bedroom, waiting for someone to come and get them. They would not move on their own," Watkins said. Emergency personnel tried to give oxygen to a third pet, an …
Sixteen units were destroyed in the Wednesday afternoon blaze in Lake Saint Louis.
Wentzville Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Robb Watkins explained to reporters Wednesday that 23-mph winds were the cause of fire jumping across the firewalls and spreading to adjacent units at the Camden Cedar Lakes apartment complex. For more on Wednesday's fire, see: Camden Lakes Apartment Fire: High Winds Create an Inferno, Clouds of Black Smoke Fire Destroys 16 Units at Camden Cedar Lakes Apartment Complex in Lake Saint Louis Four-Alarm Fire Underway at Camden Cedar Lakes Apartments
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lake Saint Louis Patch invites other residents to post their photos and video of this horrific fire.
Taylor McLaughlin, a Camden Cedar Lakes Apartment resident, sent Lake Saint Louis Patch this video of the fire that destroyed 16 apartment units Wednesday afternoon. All residents were evacuated and no one was injured in the blaze. Firefighters were able to rescue two dogs and a cat from a burned apartment. You can add your pictures and video by clicking on the "Upload your photos and video" button.
Everyone was safety evacuated from the apartments, which may have started in a woodpile.
A fire that started in the southwest corner of the apartment building at 135 Cove Trail Lake Saint Louis quickly whipped into an inferno by Wednesday's high winds. Eric Twedell lives in a building nearby. "I heard 'fire, fire, everybody out.' The thing was burning and burning," he said. Police received the call of a fire at Camden Cedar Lakes Apartments Wednesday at 2:24 p.m. It quickly went to four alarms and Wentzville firefighters were assisted by units from Lake Saint Louis, Cottleville, O'Fallon, New Melle and St. Charles. Tracy Wakefield and her children Lance and Cassidy watched from a safe distance. Cassidy was the first person to see the fire, which she said started in a woodpile near a patio. "I'm just glad you're all right, Cass…