Fire at St. Louis (MO) Apartment Complex Injures at Least Three, Including Firefighter

St. Louis Fire Department
St. Louis Fire Department

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Jan. 1—ST. LOUIS — A fire at a south St. Louisapartment complex sent three people to the hospital Friday, including a firefighter, fire officials said.

Capt. Garon Mosbysaid the fire in the 7000 block of Nottingham Avenueinjured several people. Three, including a man found unresponsive in a hallway, were taken to a hospital, Mosby said. He said that man was found outside the apartment that caught fire.

A firefighter was one of those taken to the hospital and was in serious but stable condition, Mosby said. It wasn’t clear how the firefighter suffered injuries.

The fire was in a building that had 32 occupied apartments.

Mosby said the fire filled a second-floor hallway with black smoke and firefighters rescued some residents from balconies. Other residents were told to stay in their apartments while firefighters put out the flames.

Investigators were working to determine the cause, Mosby said.

That block of Nottingham is west of the River des Peres.


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