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.

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