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Dissen Road Home Destroyed In 2nd Alarm Blaze

Note:  I am writing this short article because I’ve had numerous people asking about Thursday night’s fire.  It was purely by chance I was even there, I happen to be driving home from work before fire crews had arrived.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Thursday evening at 4:59 p.m. New Haven/Berger Fire Crews responded for a first alarm house fire located on Dissen Road, approximately 4/10 of a mile from Highway E.  The fire was quickly upgraded to a second alarm, having several fire crews from Washington, Hermann, Union, and Gerald respond to assist due to the location and size of the fire.

National Peace Officer Memorial Day - Honoring Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Even though New Haven Police Chief John Sheible (pictured on left) was off duty he still stopped to help at a vehicle accident. (photo by Kyle Quick)

By Kyle Quick

Today, May 15 is a day we remember officers killed in the line of duty on National Peace Officer Memorial Day.  Flags are lowered to half-staff across the Untied States as a symbol, expressing their sympathy and appreciation to all police officers who place their life on the line everyday, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

UPDATED: Enochs Knob Road Shed Fire Burns To Ground

Pictured are the remains of Sunday's shed fire. (Photos by Kelly Hoffmann.)

More photos below.

UPDATED: Monday Apr. 20 at 3:26
. - New Haven/Berger and Washington Fire Departments responded at 1:13 p.m. earlier this afternoon for a shed fire on Enochs Knob Road just off of Highway 185 and approximately 7 miles southeast of New Haven, Mo.

It is unclear as to what caused Sunday afternoon’s first alarm shed fire.  QNN reporter Kelly Hoffman was not able to obtain much information other than the shed was a complete lose. 

20-Year-Old Hermann Girl Killed In Vehicle Crash

HERMANN, Mo. - Thursday evening at 5:20 p.m. 20-year-old Kelsey Barber was fatally injured in a single car accident on Highway 100 near Frene Creek Road, west of Hermann.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Barber was traveling westbound on Highway 100 when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her to travel off the right side of the roadway. 

Public Service Announcement - Call Before You Burn

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By Kyle Quick

While the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has an open burn period between September 16th and April 14th, residents of Franklin County are asked to contact Franklin County’s 911 Center before burning. (Note: Some Fire Departments have established additional regulations.  See additional information below.)

The purpose behind Calling Before You Burn is to prevent fire departments from unnecessarily being dispatched because someone who is simply driving by calls 911. 

By taking two minutes to call first, then 911 dispatchers will already know of the location where a control burn is taking place.

New Haven Firefighters Battle Olive Street House Fire

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Friday morning at approximately 7 a.m. New Haven/Berger Fire Crews responded to the 600 block of Olive Street for a 1st Alarm House Fire. 

New Haven Police were the first to arrive on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the home.  Minutes later Fire Chief Brad Maune arrived on scene and requested a pumper from Washington Fire Department to assist in battle the blaze.

UPDATED: BREAKING NEWS: Students Evacuated After Smoke Fills Hallway In New Haven Middle School

. -11:22 a.m. - New Haven Superintendent Kyle Kruse said that at 10:45 a.m. fire crews located the source that caused smoke to fill a hall way in the Middle School.  Kruse said that an an older electric motor part of the schools ventilation system had over heated, thus the cause of the smoke.

Firefighters began testing the air quality.  At 11:05 New Haven Firefighters informed school officials that the air quality throughout both buildings had returned to normal and was safe for students to return from the Memorial Baptist Church were students had been evacuated to.

Washington Detectives Investigating A Sudden Death

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Thursday morning Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn released a statement regarding an incident, involving a sudden death that his department is currently investigating.

Chief Hahn said that officers responded in reference to a “Check the Well Being” to the 500 block of West 2nd Street, Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.

Fire Crews Tackle Partially Engulfed Truck Carrying 50 Gallon Diesel Tank

Published Feb. 3 at 6:06 p.m.
NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven/Berger Fire Crews responded to the 3200 block of Boeuf Creek Road at approximately 4:40 this evening for a truck on fire.

When fire crews arrived heavy smoke and flames were shooting out of the front of the the truck but had not reached the rear of the truck where a 50 gallon tank of diesel was located.