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Woman killed in fire at St. Charles apartment building identified

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) -- One woman is dead and another person is hospitalized after a fire broke out in a St. Charles apartment building. 
 
It happened just after 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
 
Firefighters found two people trapped inside their apartments at the corner of Clark and 6th Streets.
 
Three fire departments responded to this fire and had to fight through heavy smoke throughout the entire building.
 
One man was trapped inside his second story apartment.
           
Rescue crews brought him down a ladder just minutes after the fire broke out.
 
They then found 61-year-old Sueann Henry inside her apartment on the opposite side of the building. She was reportedly disoriented from smoke.
           
She was rushed to the hospital, but died just a few hours later. Her dog also died in the fire.
 
The fire chief tells News 4 that the flames started in the basement and quickly spread through the walls and up to the first and second floors.
           
There are 14 units in the building. Six are heavily damaged and two are completely gutted.
 
The smoke was so heavy that none of the apartments are livable right now.        
 
The Red Cross is helping the two dozen neighbors who are now homeless.
 
The fire department says it gets frequent calls to this building, usually because someone smoking in the hallways sets off the alarm.
 
Now neighbors fear the woman who didn't make it, thought this too was a false alarm.
 
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
 
Volunteers from the St. Louis chapter of the Red Cross are assisting the 12 families displaced by this fire.  Members of the Disaster Action Team are providing food, clothes and shelter for 18 adults.
 
 

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