The city says a combination of vacation time and people calling in sick caused the short-staffing issue, but as soon as they realized there was a problem they called in more personnel on overtime.
It’s now estimated that it will take until early afternoon to allow the tank to completely empty out.
More controversy in the Monarch Fire Protection District, this time involving the Explorer Program that has been in existence for 20 years.
Playground equipment set on fire after earlier attempt to ignite picnic table.
Flames fill building from basement through roof.
St. Louis is launching an effort to recruit and train more minorities to serve as police officers and firefighters.
The city of St. Louis is looking to boost minority recruiting efforts in its police and fire departments.
It was a slow process, but St. Louis firefighters were able to remove one of their trucks from a hole in the street that opened up under one of its wheels at 9th and Wyoming this morning.
The fireball from the propane tank explosion on that Philadelphia food truck shot across a busy street, burning passersby.
Investigators are trying to find whoever stole a fire truck from outside a burning apartment building in Sullivan early this morning.