Neighbor saves family after firebomb allegedly thrown into Dellw -

Neighbor saves family after firebomb allegedly thrown into Dellwood house

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By Sarah Heath By Sarah Heath

DELLWOOD, Mo. (KMOV)---Neighbor credited for getting a family out safely after a fireball was allegedly thrown into a house in north St. Louis on Thursday night.  The fire was put out and no injuries were reported.

A neighbor tells News 4, she was outside getting something from her car at 11:35 p.m., when she saw a fireball hit the neighbor’s house and a man running away on the 9700 block of Millburn at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

A 44-year old female and a 10-year old male were inside the house during the time of the fire.  The neighbor knocked on their door and was able to get the family out of the house without injury. She then proceeded to put out the fire by spraying water from a nearby hose.

Police say the neighbor saw a man running from the scene, he tripped but was able to get back up and kept running.  The suspect was described to police as a 5'8 to 5'9 black male around 200-pounds.  He was described to being a wearing dark colored clothing after fleeing the scence.

Bomb and Arson have been called in to investigate, no word on possible suspects at this time.  

Stay with News 4 and as this story continues to develop.

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