Police investigate ‘suspicious fire’ at Kutis Funeral Home in South County

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - Fire crews responded to a structure fire at the Kutis Funeral Home after a possible incendiary device was reportedly found on the roof Friday morning.

The fire broke out around 4:37 a.m. in the 5200 block of Lemay Ferry in South St. Louis County. Upon arrival, first responders found an individual sleeping inside the basement.

A short time after The Mehlville Fire Protection District was dispatched and fire crews were able to put out the blaze quickly.

Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX flew over the scene where a large hole was burned into the roof of the funeral home.

According to police, the majority of the damage to the funeral home is due to the water used to extinguish the fire.

No injuries have been reported in this incident.

St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit have been called in to investigate the source of the fire.

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