Monday, April 8, 2013
Cottleville and O'Fallon Fire Fighters responded to the blaze at 752 Cedar Glen Drive at 5:30 a.m.
A family of six is safe on Monday after a fire destroyed their Weldon Spring Home. According Cottleville Fire officials, crews responded to the fire at 752 Cedar Glen Drive at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 8. The first arriving crew found heavy fire involvement in the back of the home that extended to the interior. The captain requested a second alarm assignment. Responding to the scene was Cottleville Fire District, O’Fallon Fire District, Central County Fire & Rescue, Monarch Fire District and St. Charles County Ambulance District. According to the Cottleville Fire Protection District, it took crews about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control. All six family members escaped uninjured, but fire officials say the home and most of the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two men were charged with making meth and first-degree arson for the fire.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A meth lab exploded Monday, severely burning a woman and setting fire to a barn in the 2400 block of Branch Lane in St. Charles County southwest of Wentzville. Two men face arson and drug charges in the incident. Dale A. Lenze, 53, the landowner, and Kyle W. Green, 24, each was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson and manufacturing methamphetamine. Lenze also was charged with possessing meth. Lenze told St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives that Green told him a one-pot meth lab “went bad” during the meth-making process and exploded at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, severely burning a woman’s legs and feet. Lenze told detectives he saw the fire in the upper portion of the barn and heard the woman “screaming in agonizing pain.” Green …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Kwan Yin Chinese restaurant, which was owned by Steve Lim and operated by the Lim family, was a complete loss.
Monday, August 27, 2012
The Kwan Yin Chinese restaurant was owned by Steve Lim and operated by the Lim family.
A morning fire which destroyed the Kwan Yin Chinese restaurant in Wentzville is not being considered suspicious at this time, according to Wentville's Assistant Fire Chief Robb Watkins. The owner of the restaurant, Steve Lim, was alerted by a burglar alarm at the restaurant at 6:17 this morning. He was the first on the scene, Watkins said, followed by Wentzville Police. "We got called at 6:27 . . . Judging by the volume of fire, all I can tell you is that there was a big fire when we got here, and that fire needed some time to grow. I have nothing to indicate it was anything but just a fire at this point," Watkins said. Watkins said that the burglar alarm may have been triggered by the fire, such as by a window blown out from the intense …
The restaurant, located at 1603 W. Pearce Blvd., is clearly visible to motorists driving westbound on Interstate 70.
Wentzville firefighters responded to a fire Monday morning that destroyed the Kwan Yin restaurant in Wentzville. The Wentzville Fire Department arrived on the scene at about 6:30 a.m., and have been fighting the fire since. Flames, at one point, had engulfed the building, and a smoke trail was visible throughout Wentzville Monday morning. At this point, there's no indication as to what started the blaze. The restaurant, located at 1603 W. Pearce Blvd., is clearly visible to motorists driving westbound on Interstate 70. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, restaurant owner Steve Lim told authorities that he was the last one at the restaurant and left at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. For more photos of the fire, read Fox 2 News' story on …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A mid-week holiday for most of us meant an extra-busy week for emergency responders and police.
Wentzville Patch takes a look back at police, fire and accident reports for a very busy—and tragic—first week in July. Lake Saint Louis Police Blotters: Wentzville Police Blotters:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The fire was contained to an approximately 50 ft. by 50 ft. area.
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 …