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Investigators believe smoking caused fatal fire in downtown St. Louis

(KMOV) -- One person is dead after a fire at an apartment complex in downtown St. Louis.

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It started around 6:45 a.m. on Monday at the Plaza Square Apartments.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, smoke could be seen from the 7th floor of the building. Firefighters found a small fire in an apartment bedroom.

According to St. Louis Fire Captain Bob Keuss, a 54-year-old man died in the fire.

Officials believe the fire was caused by smoking in bed.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

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