Ferguson House Fire Kills One

FERGUSON (AP/KMOX) — Authorities say a man died after a house fire in the Ferguson despite efforts by neighbors to rescue him.

Police did not immediately identify the victim of the fire reported shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Anthony Fletcher was one of two neighbors who tried to save the man. But he says the front door was locked and the windows were boarded up. Fletcher says “everything was nailed to the door,” requiring firefighters to use a saw to force their way inside.

The victim eventually was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Additional details were not immediately released.

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