One man dead after fire rips through home in south city

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- One man is killed after flames gut part of a home on The Hill in South St. Louis. Now investigators are trying to find out how the fire started. It happened at a single family brick home at Shaw and Edwards. Firefighters received the call about 9:40am for a fire with people trapped in the home.

When they arrived, crews got into the home and found a man 35 to 40 years old in the middle bedroom on the second floor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities believe the man lived in the home.

Fire chief Dennis Jenkerson says it appears the fire may have started in the same room where the man`s body was found. Jenkerson also says there were no smoke detectors in the house.

Nobody else was hurt.

Authorities believe a friend of the victim and that person`s girlfriend were also in the home when the fire started.

They both made it out safely.

So far a cause for the fire has not been determined.

Bomb and Arson investigators have been called in but that is standard procedure whenever there is a fire death.


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