Boy Dies in St. Louis Co. House Fire
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 7-year-old south St. Louis County boy is dead following a house fire.
The fire broke out just after midnight Monday in the Mehlville area. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The child was found in a bedroom and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Firefighters say the child's grandmother escaped by jumping from a second-story window. She broke her heel. A 13-year-old escaped through the front door.
The woman and the 13-year-old were treated and released at a hospital. Names of the woman and the children have not been released.
An investigation is under way into the cause of the blaze.