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    Default A busy East St. Louis morning

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_articl...?storyid=87557
    KSDK-A one-year-old girl died Thursday morning in a fire in a home. The fire happened in East St. Louis at Tenth and Bond around 8 a.m.

    7 people were in the home, including three children, ages 1, 3, and 5. While firefighters are investigating the cause, the people who were inside think a space heater started the fire.

    Flames had engulfed much of the house when firefighters arrived. The adults had tried to get to all of the children, but were only able to get to the 3 and 5 year-olds. Those two children and two of the adults were in the basement, and were forced to escape through a small basement window. They say they tried to get upstairs, but couldn't because of the flames.

    The fire was too intense for them to get to the youngest child. Firefighters were not able to get into the home in time to save the child. The girl was later found on the second floor.

    Three of the adults were taken to hospitals for treatment, but it's unclear how seriously they were hurt. Also, a firefighter was injured when a live wire touched a ladder he was on. His status is not yet clear.

    Stay tuned to NewsChannel 5 for the latest on this story.
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    Also a convenience store fire at 26th St. around 7am. This fatal house fire was around 8am. Videos of both fires found here:
    http://www.kmov.com/

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    Default 4 Fires ...

    All together they ran 4 structure fires today, and the night is still not over.
    ( And for those that read this and say 4 fires, what is the big deal. Well they have 4 Eng Co and 1 Truck Co. On any given day they only have 4 of the 5 in service, with 3 FF's on each. So do the math. So even at full staff, not alot of help. They do things that most FD's could only think about. Talk about working a 24 hour shift. They have there work cut out for them)

    The second fire of the morning was the fatal one. I worked on the ambulance with the guy that owned the house, he is a great guy and has been on a rig for 20 years in East St Louis. He recieved some 2nd degree burns to his face and arm, but is doing good. There is a trust fund set up at local banks for the family, they did not have home owners. I believe it is US bank and another, I am not sure. I hope you all can keep him and his family in your prayers.

    After that ESTLFD ran 2 more, and STL they held it to there own companies, but STLFD does support East St Louis when they call for help. Just a reminder this can happen to anyone. Stay Safe
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    4 fires IS a big deal. Thats as many fires as any firefighter in the U.S. is going to have today.Question. Do any Missouri depts belong to MABAS?
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    Do any Missouri depts belong to MABAS?
    Not by that exact name. We use Automatic Mutual Aid on an fire alarm more than a still (1st alarm +), usually 1-2 outside engines/ladders on each alarm almost daily.

    You have 30 or so houses in the city and I believe 80+ in the county, so Mutual Aid is very common, similar to MABAS I assume.

    BTW: Tip the lid to EStLFD, they do ALOT with very little in a very tough town every day.

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    Thanks Handz. I was curious to see if any "border" towns belonged. We have an Indiana department in our Division.
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    Default Mabas

    St Louis FD is part of MABAS 32, they have a signed agreement for STLFD to send anything for Mabas 32 and like wise with Mabas 32 going to the city. St Louis FD does call St Louis County FD in on anything 3 alarms or more. IL has only sent a truck in a few times ( Cover for eng co. during Rob and Derek funeral services) But the main reason was for the Haz Mat Team and Tech Rescue Teams from Mabas 32 in case the city has a big incident.

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