Woman killed in suspicious fire at Ferguson apartment building


FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department is investigating a suspicious fire Tuesday that killed a woman in her 50s.

The fire broke out at the Park Ridge Apartments on Sharondale Circle at about 10 a.m.

The fire was contained to one unit and there was minimal damage to the building. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered the woman’s body.

The cause of the fire has not been determined but authorities are calling the blaze suspicious.

St. Louis County Bomb and Arson detectives are assisting with the investigation.

It is unknown at this time if there were other people inside the apartment building.

FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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