University City man dead after home catches fire - KMOV.com

University City man dead after home catches fire

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A home in the 7000 block of Plymouth caught fire Thursday evening (Credit: KMOV) A home in the 7000 block of Plymouth caught fire Thursday evening (Credit: KMOV)

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An elderly man died after his University City home caught on fire Thursday evening.

Around 6:40 p.m., a brick home in the 7000 block of Plymouth caught fire. When fire crews forced their way into the home, they found an 82-year-old man unresponsive.

The man was removed from the home and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The man’s identity has not been released.

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a possible electrical issue.

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