Family loses everything in house fire after power outage

ST. LOUIS – A north St. Louis family is entering the new year without a place to call home after a fire took nearly everything from them.

The fire took place in the 5100 block of Cabanne Avenue, located in the Academy/Sherman Park neighborhood.

The Bland family said their home and surrounding area lost power around 11:30 p.m. Monday. It’s unclear what caused the power outage.

The family went to a friend’s home because they still had electricity and heat.

When the Bland family returned home around 6 a.m., they discovered the second floor of their residence was ablaze.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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