Living St. Louis

Checkerboard Square Fire

Clip: Episode 2 | 8m 49s Video has closed captioning.

One of St. Louis’ biggest fires broke out in 1962 in subzero temperatures. Former St. Louis Fire Chief Tom Long talks fighting the fire and the bitter cold at the Ralston Purina Checkerboard Square headquarters just south of downtown.

Aired: 01/20/20

Rating: NR

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