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Beaufort/Leslie Fire Crews Respond To Brush Fire After Careless Burning

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning for wind and low relative humidity which is in effect from noon today until 5 PM CST this afternoon.

Beaufort, Mo. - Extreme dry conditions combined with wind speeds steady at 20 mph and gusting up to 40 and 50 mph did not prevent one individual from lighting a small fire earlier this afternoon, which lead to Beaufort/Leslie Fire crews having to respond after the fire quickly began to spread.

Residents have continued to ignore warnings about burning, particularly with gusty winds over the past week, keeping volunteer fire departments busy across Franklin County. (Full story below.  We also spoke with Franklin County on the number of brush fire just in the past week.)

Autopsy Report Of 8-Year-Old Reveals No Immediate Signs Of Death

UPDATED: 01/28/14 - 5:30

Strain Japan, Mo. - Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke just released a statement regarding the autopsy conducted this morning on 8-year-old Bradley Voss

Sheriff Toelke said that an autopsy was conducted this morning by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner, which indicated no immediate signs for a cause of death. 

BREAKING NEWS: Three Fire Departments Respond To Yet Another Brush Fire Off Enochs Knob Road

New Haven, Mo. - Shortly after 12 p.m. this afternoon Washington Fire Department responded for a brush fire in the area of Enochs Know Road and the rock quarry, just west of Highway 185.

Two additional fire departments, Beaufort/Leslie and New Haven also responded to assist.  Watch live report below for more details.

Note:  According to the National Weather Service winds were steady at 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph at the time of the initial call.

Rosebud Man Sustained Minor Injuries In Head-On Crash -Highway 185 Shutdown Nearly One Hour

Beaufort, Mo. - Saturday morning one person suffered minor injuries in a two vehicle head-on accident on Highway 185, approximately one-quarter of a mile south of Highway 50.

Beaufort/Leslie Fire and Gerald EMS responded at 11:40 a.m. to the vehicle crash that left Highway 185 shut down for approximately one hour as southbound traffic was diverted down Kenning Road.

UPDATED: Beaufort Brush And Second Alarm Fire Under Investigation

Updated Sat. 3:30 p.m.

Fire Crews spent eight hours on the scene of last night's fire dealing with the 80 round bales after the fire spread, catching them on fire.

Beaufort, Mo. - Friday evening’s large brush fire is under investigation after destroying two structures, one being a large metal shed used to store farming equipment, all of which was a complete loss.  There were also approximately 80 round bales inside and around the metal shed which also caught fire.

One Killed In Single Car Crash Near Union, Missouri

Union, Mo. - According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), last night at 11:35 p.m. one person was killed in a single vehicle accident near Krakow, Mo. on Whiskey Creek Road, 1.6 miles west of Cedar Lane.

Bryce Frankenberg, 27-years-old of Union, Mo. was traveling west on Whiskey Creek Road when he lost control and was ejected when his vehicle began to roll.

Two Washington Teens Moderately Injured After Swerving for Wildlife

Washington, Mo. - At approximately 6:40 p.m. last night, a one-vehicle accident moderately injured two Washington teens and caused minor injuries to a passenger in his twenties. 

Angel Seals, 16, of Washington was driving northbound on Bieker Road in Washington, just north of Bethlehem Church Road, when she swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway. 

Four Seriously Injured In Four Car Crash On Highway 100

Washington, Mo. - According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) five people were transported to Mercy Hospital and one airlifted by ARCH to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo in yesterday evening’s crash involving four vehicles.

The four car accident occurred at 7:26 p.m. Saturday evening on Highway 100, approximately one half mile east of Highway 185 and just east of Newport Road.

Along with Washington Fire Rescue, a total of five ambulances responded (three with Washington EMS and two from New Haven) where a total of eight people were involved in the crash.

BREAKING NEWS: - New Haven/Berger Fire's Quick Response Prevents Second Building From Catching Fire

UPDATED 5:41 p.m.

New Haven, Mo. - Earlier this afternoon at 1:49 p.m. New Haven/Berger Fire crews responded to the 4100 block of Highway E, approximately five miles south of New Haven for a first alarm structure fire.

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Strubberg was the first to arrive on the scene and reported one structure had already collapsed and a secondary structure had begun burning.

Slick Highway 100 Leads To Fatal Head-On Crash

New Haven, Mo. - According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), 23-year-old Whitney Gabathuler of Hermann, Mo. died late Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo after being involved in a severe head-on crash.

New Haven/Berger Fire and New Haven EMS were dispatched to two head-on crashes, occurring approximately 15 minutes apart required Gerald/Rosebud and Washington Fire Departments along with Gerald and Union EMS to respond and assist.