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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A five-year-old boy died in a house fire Wednesday morning on Emerson. Investigators say they did not find a working smoke detector in the house.

St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson is leading a group of firefighters to the neighborhood Saturday morning, with plans to go door-to-door to give away smoke detectors to avoid a similar tragedy from happening in the future.

Chief Jenkerson talks to Leisa Zigman during First@4 about the department's Lifesaving Foundation and explains how donations made help the fire department provide smoke detectors and other life-saving essentials to those in need.

When NewsChannel 5 heard Chief Jenkerson and the fire department was going back to that community Saturday, we reached out to Energizer, who responded in a big way.

For more information on the Lifesaving Foundation, email info@lifesavingfoundation.org or call 314-535-LIFE.

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