Child playing with matches starts fire, displaces 13 people

A shared attic space allowed the fire to spread quickly.

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Red Cross is assisting after 13 residents at an East Grand apartment building have been displaced after a Sunday morning fire.

The St. Louis Fire Department responded to the 1500 block of East Grand around 11:45 a.m.

An occupied three-story brick apartment building had fire showing from the third floor.

According to preliminary reports, a child playing with matches may have caused the fire.

One adult was being treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.

© 2017 KSDK-TV


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