A fire at a meat market has caused extensive damage to two buildings in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
One fire caused by fireplace ashes in a garage
One had been trapped by flames, smoke
The fire was reported at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at Woodson Park apartments in Overland. The victim’s name has not been released.
Crews Sunday morning had to battle the elements & a tricky complex of structures
Firefighters used an outside ladder to get to a man trapped on the second floor because the stairs had burned away.
Coroner Steve Nonn says 71-year-old Edwin Winkler Sr.’s body was found by firefighters in an upstairs bedroom of the victim’s rural Edwardsville home.
Dog found next to 71-year-old victim
Missouri police tased a father trying to rescue his 3-year-old son from a burning house.
Three people were inside the home at the time of the fire. The boy was rushed from the home in a stretcher and later pronounced dead at a hospital.