A fire broke out in a home on Mayfair Drive in North St. Louis County on Tuesday morning. (Credit: KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -
Firefighters rushed out to a home on Mayfair Drive in North County around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Eleven people were inside the home at the time and were able to get out safely, including a mother with an infant.
The children were taken to an ambulance to keep warm until firefighters from the Metro County Fire District took them to their fire station where they gave them clothes and even toys, all previously collected from donations.
"We do a lot more than just fighting fires," said Capt. John Fruehwirth. "We're very community oriented we're trying to help out in whatever way we can."
The Red Cross also helped the family with money for food and a place to stay.
"Everything's gone," said Shelby Yates, who escaped the fire with her three children, including the baby.
Yates was renting the home and didn't have renter's insurance.
She's now working to find a new home while her children stay at a shelter.
Firefighters think the cause of the fire was electrical, which is common for older homes like Yate's.
A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family as they recover.
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