Lawn fire spreads, burns house next door

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A grass fire on a north St. Louis front lawn spread Tuesday afternoon causing damage to an adjacent home. Someone was burning weeds at a home in the 5200 block of Wells when the St. Louis Fire Department says the flames spread to the the lawn and the first floor of the house next door.

A woman on the second floor was able to get out of the home safely. She called 9-1-1 and firefighters were able to put out the flames.

Two cats were rescued. Three or four cats were not so lucky and did not make it out.

St. Louis Paramedic Matt Sleet delivers oxygen to Jack the cat as home owner Edward Gamble holds on to him and his brother Harry after a one alarm fire in north St. Louis on March 11, 2014. Firefighters rescued the owner and cats while the home and the one next door suffered extensive damage. The cats and owner were reported to be fine.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Paramedic Matt Sleet delivers oxygen to Jack the cat as home owner Edward Gamble holds on to him and his brother Harry after a one alarm fire in north St. Louis on March 11, 2014. Firefighters rescued the owner and cats while the home and the one next door suffered extensive damage. The cats and owner were reported to be fine. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

2 comments

  • Ram

    How in the Hell could a lawn fire catch a brick building on fire? Most of these houses have concrete walkways between them too. This sounds way to strange to me. I am glad that the man and some of his animals made it out safely. Good work Fire Department.

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