East St. Louisan, 16, Dies In House Fire
A Saturday morning house fire in East St. Louis has taken the life of a 16-year-old resident.
Family members say they tried to rescue the boy — Alexander Johnson — but could not reach him.
He lived in the basement of the family home in the 6-hundred block of North 79th Street.
East St. Louis fire officials say the cause of the fire is not yet known.
– Bob Hamilton, KMOX News