CLAYTON, Mo. – Firefighters put out a house fire in the 6400 block of San Bonita Avenue Friday morning. Smoke detectors were present and operating at the time the Fire Department arrived.
The Clayton Fire Department says that contractors were working on the building Thursday night. The homeowner returned this morning to find smoke rising from the building and called 911.
Around 25-30 firefighters from multiple departments and Clayton officers arrived to put out the fire. There is mainly damage to the basement where the fire is believed to have originated. No one was in the home at the time of the fire. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
A comment from the Clayton Fire Department says, “In light of multiple fires in the region recently, including the tragic incident that occurred in St Louis City this morning, we would like to pass along our thoughts and prayers to all of those impacted. We would also like to mirror Chief Jenkerson’s sentiment that having working smoke detectors in your home is imperative.”