Chief Wilken says they simply tapped larger water main a block away.
Several nearby homes damaged when vacant house catches fire.
The federal government will pay 75 percent of the damaged homes’ value.
Local leaders spreading the word about safety checks on elderly, homebound neighbors.
St. Louis’ history of urban sprawl part of the problem.
“I think its about average, I don’t think were much better or worst off then any one else.”
Burglars strike two Madison County homes in the last week.