Lightning to blame for South County apartment fire

Lightning to blame for South County apartment fire

Lightning to blame for South County apartment fire

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by Sarah Heath /KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:06 AM

Swiss Chalet Apartment Complex

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MEHLVILLE, Mo. (KMOV)—Fire officials believe lightning is to blame for a fire that broke out inside a South County apartment complex Sunday night.

No injuries were reported when the fire started just after 9 p.m. at the Swiss Chalet Apartment in unincorporated South St. Louis County.

Lightning is believed to have struck the roof, where the most damage was done.

Mehlville Fire Department worked to quickly put out the flames.

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