Resident found dead in Hazelwood apartment fire

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by Kaitlin Riordan / KMOV.com

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Posted on August 5, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 8:24 AM

5200 Ville Rosa Lane Hazelwood, MO

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HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis County man is dead after a fire ripped through an apartment complex in Hazelwood Saturday night.

Hazelwood Police arrived on the scene on the 5200 block of Ville Rosa Lane around 11:45 when they found the 10-family apartment fully on fire.

Police evacuated residents from the three-story complex as fire departments were arriving. Michael Mansfield, 48, was found dead in a burning top floor apartment unit. Six others who were trapped inside got out safely. 

The cause of the fire as well as where it started is unknown at this time.

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