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Car Port Fire Damages 33 Vehicles

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Talk about a rough Monday morning! Early this morning, a car port at a Lake Saint Louis apartment complex caught fire, damaging more than 30 vehicles. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported. According to authorities, the fire began just before 3:00 am Monday in the Cedar Lakes Apartment Complex, near Prospect Road and Highway 40. Two large apartment buildings were evacuated as a precaution, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from reaching the buildings. About 25 firefighters from Wentzville, Lake Saint Louis, O'Fallon, Central County and Cottleville worked together to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes. Thirty-three cars were damaged. About half of those vehicles were totally destroyed, while the other half is said to have sustained heavy damage. Fire marshals, who are investigating the accident, say the fire spread quickly because the car port was made of wood and the cars were parked close together. Investigators are interviewing bystanders and reviewing video footage; they have yet to determine the cause of the accident and have not ruled out arson as a possible cause.

Premises liability and safety of patrons of a business or public place plays an important role in our society. It is paramount to determine who bears the responsibility of an unsafe condition of a public place. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have experience with premises liability cases and can help you recover for injuries that you or a family member sustain while on a business owner's property that is open to the public. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.

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