CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOV) –Fire crews battled an early morning 3-alarm apartment fire in Creve Coeur Thursday.
Officials say heavy fire engulfed all three floors of the Oak Forest Apartments on 11028 Oak Forest Parkway Drive. The call came out as a two-alarm fire at 2:20 a.m. before they called for the third alarm shortly before 3 a.m.
Two people including a firefighter were injured and were transported to area hospitals for treatment.
Apartment residents tell fire officals that as the fire sparked, a male resident ran out of his apartment claiming he fell asleep with a lit cigarette in his hand. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Several fire departments were called in to assist in putting out the large blaze.
The St. Louis Red Cross is helping displaced residents find shelter and clothes.