Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Franklin County, MO: Fire & Vandalism Damage Livestock Auction Site

Around 3:30 a.m. firefighters responded to a call at the St. Clair Livestock Center off of Highway 47 about 45 miles southwest of St. Louis.

Witnesses say that the structure was engulfed in flames.

It took firefighters nearly an hour to put out the blaze that did extensive damage to the rear of the building. Reportedly 40 animal pens were damaged.

Six horse trailers in the auction site's parking lot were also damaged, but the fire is not to blame. The windows on the trailers were broken out, apparently and act of vandalism.

There were no injuries reported and no animals were harmed.

The Livestock Center holds regular auctions on-site every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Tonight's auction has been canceled.


http://www.kmov.com/localnews/stories/kmov-st-louis-news-090108-fire-livestock-auction.5b2b813.html

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