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Woman dies after fire at senior living apartment in Central West End

Firefighters said she appeared to die from a combination of a cardiac event and smoke inhalation

ST. LOUIS — A woman died after a fire in her senior living apartment in St. Louis Monday afternoon.

St. Louis Fire Department Capt. Leon Whitener said the fire started at around 4 p.m. at the Park Place Apartments on Forest Park Avenue. Whitener said the fire was contained to her apartment.

Preliminarily, Whitener said she appeared to die from a combination of a cardiac event and smoke inhalation.

No one else was injured in the fire.

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