Fatal fire in North St. Louis County

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police and Bomb and Arson are investigating a fatal fire that occurred in North St. Louis County late Saturday afternoon. Police were called to Ortega Drive around 4:15 pm for a house fire, but when officers arrived on scene the home was fully engulfed with smoke forcing officers to retreat.

Authorities say three children and their grandmother escaped the burning flames.

After fire personal extinguished the fire, officers found a 34-year-old Levy Antonio Griffin deceased in the basement of the residence.

A family member told FOX 2 that Griffin had recently suffered a stroke and had just started walking again.
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