Heritage Landing Fire - Central County Fire & Rescue

Heritage Landing Fire

Firefighters Battle Four-Alarm Blaze.

18 units now unlivable at Heritage Landing Condominium Complex. One resident, two firefighters taken to local hospital.



(St. Peters, MO) July 2, 2012 – At approximately 7:50 a.m. today Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 1380 Heritage Landing.  Upon arrival firefighters found the backside of a three-story condominium building engulfed in flames with smoke billowing from the building.

As crews immediately began confirming that all residents were evacuated other firefighters began attacking the fire attempting to bring it under control.  Although crews were able to knock the fire down quickly, hot and dry conditions resulted in it taking almost an hour to bring the blaze under control.

Despite successful evacuation efforts, one third-floor resident had to be transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. One CCFR firefighter and one St. Charles City Fire Department firefighter were also transported to the hospital for heat related injuries.

More than 60 firefighters and paramedics, who arrive on 19 fire trucks and five ambulances, worked for several hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished, and to assist residents to and from their condominiums safely.

A total of 18 units were severely damaged by the fire. Six living units were damaged or destroyed while 12 additional units suffered heat, smoke and water damage that prevented residents from returning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire officials estimate the damage due to the fire to exceed $500,000.
“This blaze and the extreme weather conditions we were working under had the recipe for disaster. We are extremely thankful that there were no serious injuries or fatalities in today’s fire,” stated Chief Russ Mason. “This fire also highlights the danger of these hot, dry conditions. We are asking all residents to take extreme caution to prevent fires.”

Additional photos of the fire are available on our Facebook Page.