ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Firefighters rushed to Saint Louis University’s campus to respond to an early morning fire Friday.
It happened at a nine-story dormitory. The fire started on the fourth floor of DeMattias Hall. Firefighters say smoke filled the dorm around 1:45am Friday. Dozens of students live in DeMattias Hall.
Moments after smoke alarms sounded, firefighters were on the way. When they arrived, the fire was only smoldering, but they had to use fans to clear smoke from the building.
After an investigation, firefighters learned the source of the fire was an electrical panel on the fourth floor.