ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A couple died after sustaining injuries during a house fire in December.
James and Sandra Mayfield were pronounced dead last week after their home in the 100 block of Sunnybrook Drive, near Festus, caught fire on Dec. 29 around 4:30 a.m.
When firefighters arrived to the blaze, a 62-year-old women alerted the crews that two people were inside. Firefighters were able to enter the home and bring the two victims out of the house.
Medical helicopters flew both victims to a St. Louis hospital, where they were listed as stable, Chief Gary McClain of the Dunklin Fire and Rescue told News 4.
According to McClain, James and Sandra died from their injuries less than two weeks after the fire occurred.
The chief believes the cause of the fire was the home’s furnace. The chief noted that due to the cold temperatures, fighting this fire has become a challenge. Water has been brought to the scene by tanker trucks due to not having fire hydrants in the area.