A year after fire swept through the four-story 3949 Lindell Apartments, the building is about to reopen.
Fire broke out in the attic of the 197 unit building on July 17th of 2012. The five alarm fire quickly spread through the Central West End complex. No one was hurt, but more than half of the building was destroyed. St. Louis fire officials say the blaze burned so hot that investigators were not able to determine a cause.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the building now has sprinklers in the attic, a firefighting feature absent in the original building.
Tenants have already moved into one rebuilt section, with the rest of the project will reopen in mid-August.
Three people, including a St. Louis police officers are seriously injured after a car slammed into a patrol car in Midtown Tuesday night. It happened about 9:30 at Washington and Compton.
Police say a passenger car with three people inside had been driving erratically earlier in the evening. Police pursued the car, but had to stop to answer another call.
A short time later, the car ran through the intersection and struck a different police car.
One person climbed out of the passenger car and ran from the scene. The two other people in the car, and the police officer were all taken to the hospital. All three are listed in serious condition.
Police are still looking for the person who fled.