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Bomb and arson team investigating after 2 fires in 12 hours at south St. Louis County house

St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit responded to the house in Lemay to help with the investigation

LEMAY, Mo. — Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire at a south St. Louis County house. It was the second fire in the same home within a 12-hour span.

Firefighters responded at about 6 a.m. to the 9800 block of Perrin Avenue.

The view from 5 On Your Side’s chopper showed flames going through the roof of the two-story house and heavy smoke in the area.

Firefighters positioned a ladder truck next to the house. They were seen raising it to begin attacking the flames from above. By 6:45 a.m., firefighters had the flames under control. Heavy damage was seen to the second floor of the home and part of the roof burned and collapsed during the fire.

Lemay Fire Protection District Lt. Larry Lewellen confirmed with 5 On Your Side there was another fire in the same house Monday night. That fire started at about 8:30 p.m. in a second story bedroom. No one was injured in either fire.

St. Louis Regional Bomb and Arson Unit responded to the scene to help with the investigation.

5 On Your Side's chopper crew noticed a "For Sale" sign in front of the house. A listing on Realtor.com shows it has been on the market for several days.

Credit: KSDK

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