(KMOV.com) – Officials said a candle left burning in an apartment building is to blame for a fire Sunday morning in St. Charles.
An apartment building in the 10 block of Bee Jay St. caught fire around 9:00 a.m. Officials said a mother and son who lived in the apartment were outside playing and left a candle burning on the night stand in the bedroom. When they returned, the bedroom was on fire.
Officials said two adults and a child lived in the apartment. They also said the apartment is a “total loss”.
Red Cross is assisting those displaced.