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Electrical fire shuts down St. Louis County courts

The St. Louis County Courts Building will remain closed Tuesday and possibly longer after an electrical fire knocked out power on Monday. A fire in the boiler room of the government complex may have been sparked by a lightning strike. The power outage caused St. Louis County courts to set up in the entryway of the courthouse Monday morning to handle essential court business. Pictured is Circuit Clerk Joan Gilmer accepting Shawn Davis’ paperwork to pay the court costs for traffic violations.

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Fire closes St. Louis County Court until Wednesday

St. Louis County Circuit Court is closed at least through Tuesday after an electrical fire started in the boiler room of the County Government Center following a storm earlier this morning. According to David Wrone, public information manager of public works, the cause of the fire is not known. The fire took out the power grid of several government buildings.

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