South City fire leaves 1 person dead, another critically injured


ST. LOUIS – A woman has died and a man was rescued in an early morning fire in south St. Louis Wednesday. 

The fire happened at a two-story brick home in the 4500 block of Idaho Avenue in the Dutchtown neighborhood around 6:00 a.m,.

The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. A firefighter suffered minor injuries in the fire.

St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said the home did not any working smoke detectors. According to authorities, the fire is being investigated as arson.

Names of the victims have not been released.

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