2 Easter Sunday fires displace 16 people in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS – Fire Department investigators in St. Louis are looking into the cause of two residential fires that displaced a combined 16 people on Easter Sunday.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the first fire broke out about 6:30 a.m. at a 15-unit apartment complex in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The two-story building was badly damaged.
Six adults and a child were displaced. One firefighter suffered minor injuries.
The second fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. in the Benton Park West neighborhood. Nine people were able to escape but were unable to return home.