Two demolition workers injured at site of summer apartment fire in St. Louis

2012-11-12T00:05:00Z 2012-12-17T17:08:07Z Two demolition workers injured at site of summer apartment fire in St. LouisBy Denise Hollinshed dhollinshed@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8319 stltoday.com

ST. LOUIS • Two demolition workers were injured Sunday afternoon when a stairwell collapsed at the site of an apartment building fire that left 250 residents homeless in July.

Tom McLain, first district battalion chief with the St. Louis Fire Department, said the two men were “conscious and talking” after being pulled by rescuers from the rubble at 3949 Lindell Boulevard shortly after 2 p.m.

The workers were trapped for about 20 minutes before being taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not available.

The men were working Sunday at the site where a fast-moving blaze damaged the four-story, 197-unit apartment structure on the evening of July 18.

No one was injured in the blaze, which started in a fourth-floor apartment. But all the tenants, many of them students at nearby St. Louis University, were forced to relocate.

Denise Hollinshed is a crime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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