(KMOV) -- An 85-year-old man rescued from his Alton home late Thursday afternoon after it had caught fire has died.
John Ammons lived in a split level home on Augusta Street with his three grown children. His children tried to get the him out of the house but couldn't because of the thick smoke.
Firefighters were able to bring him out to safety. He was transported to an area hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. There is no definitve cause of death.