A firefighter is dead and another is badly injured following a wreck in Lafayette County, MO.
This accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday evening. It happened on Highway E just north of Wheatley Road, which is north of Interstate 70 in Lafayette County.
The area is just south of Mayview, MO.
Two Mayview firefighters were involved in the accident. One was killed while the other remains in an area hospital.
Three vehicles were involved in the wreck, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
MHP says the two firefighters were stopped on the road, checking on an abandoned car. That's when a third vehicle, driven by a 59-year-old man from Higginsville, MO, crashed into their car.
KCTV-TV CBS 5 Kansas City
The Santa Paula City Council on Monday approved a resolution that, once finalized and in effect, effectively disbands its 114-year-old fire department.
The tax-sharing agreement sets the terms for getting coverage from the larger Ventura County Fire Protection District. The district is paid for from property taxes, and Santa Paula will turn over 79 percent of what it gets once it joins, according to the agreement.
The district currently includes unincorporated areas, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Ojai and Port Hueneme.
The council voted 4-1 on Monday night to approve the tax-sharing agreement.
Ventura County Star
One of the seven U.S. sailors killed on the USS Fitzgerald after a collision with a container ship off the coast of Japan has been identified as Dakota Kyle Rigsby, a Fluvanna County volunteer firefighter.
The U.S. Navy said Sunday night that 19-year-old Rigsby, a gunner’s mate seaman from Palmyra, was among the dead. Lake Monticello Fire Department officials had confirmed Rigsby’s death on behalf of his family during a news conference at the firehouse Sunday evening.
Assistant Fire Chief Jean Campbell described Rigsby as a “good kid” and a dependable firefighter, calling the death “a tragic loss.”
Lynchburg News & Advance
For the third time in less than a year, the City Council has rejected a contract settlement with district fire chiefs in a continuing dispute if the current chiefs should be required to live in Springfield.
A motion to give final passage to the contract failed by way of a 6-6 tie vote, needing seven votes to pass.
Under the proposed contract, any person promoted to district chief after July 8, would be required to comply with the residency requirement and live in Springfield. Some councilors, however, were opposed to the clause and the contract because it would not require current district chiefs to live in Springfield.
Seven of them were huddled next to a couch on the second floor. Another was just 10 feet from the front door. Eight others were found together wrapped in a rug, apparently having fallen all at once when the floor under them collapsed. They, like all the other victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, died of smoke inhalation, their lungs and airways clogged with soot.
Harrowing details of how the 36 victims of the Dec. 2 fire struggled to live emerged late Monday when the city released a long-awaited 50-page report on the deadliest fire in modern California history.
East Bay Times