Space heater blamed for double fatal fire

ST. LOUIS – Firefighters believe they know what started a deadly house fire in the West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

There was a short in the wiring of a space heater, which is believed to have sparked the fire in the three-story home in the 5700 block of Bartmer Monday night.

Family members have identified the victims as Thomas McKinney Jr. and his aunt, Dorothy Jones.


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