Man dies after apartment fire in north St. Louis - KMOV.com

Man dies after apartment fire in north St. Louis

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(KMOV.com) – Firefighters said a man died after a fire at a north St. Louis apartment complex Tuesday night.

Authorities said the blaze broke out around 6:40 p.m. at the Jack McKeon Elderly Housing Complex, which is located in the 2800 block of Howard. According to firefighters, the fire started after a flash explosion that occurred while the victim, who lives on the second floor, was smoking with an oxygen tank.

Some residents were evacuated for a brief time. A cause has not been determined.

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