Photos: Child killed in south St. Louis County house fire

Photos: Child killed in south St. Louis County house fire

A young boy was killed after a fire swept through home the 700 block of Hinder Dr. in Mehlville around 12:20 a.m. Monday.

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by Stephanie Baumer / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 4:37 AM

(KMOV) -- A young boy was killed after a fire swept through home in Mehlville Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to a fire in the 700 block of Hinder Dr. around 12:20 a.m. and found a home engulfed in flames.

A 7-year-old boy was taken from the home on a stretcher. He was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told News 4 an older woman jumped from a second-story window and was caught by neighbors. Officials said an unknown number of people made it out of the house safely.

St. Louis County bomb and arson units were on the scene investigating.

No other information was immediately available.

 

 

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