2 Dead in St. Louis Co. Fire; Police Investigate

5 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 27 2013 Aug 27, 2013 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:41:03 AM CDT August 27, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two people are dead after a house fire in St. Louis County, and police are investigating the cause of the blaze.

The fire broke out about 1 a.m. Tuesday in south St. Louis County. Police say a 13-year-old girl went to a neighbor's house, and the neighbor called 911. Smoke was so heavy that police couldn't enter the home.

Firefighters pulled three people from the home. Two of them, 79-year-old Georgetta Gapsch and 38-year-old Terry Gapsch, were pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say 11-year-old Maci Gapsch is in critical condition. The 13-year-old, Mia Gapsch, had minor injuries.

Authorities believe the fire started in the basement. The St. Louis County Police Arson & Explosives Unit is investigating, but a spokesman says there were no obvious signs of foul play.

 

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