St. Louis Co. Man Dead in Apartment Fire

8 years 1 month 11 hours ago Monday, February 27 2012 Feb 27, 2012 Monday, February 27, 2012 1:01:19 PM CST February 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

RIVERVIEW - Unattended cooking is being blamed for the death of a man in a St. Louis County fire.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Riverview firefighters responded to the fire call at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex and quickly extinguished the blaze.

But they found 34-year-old Wendell Stone unresponsive in the doorway between his bedroom and living room. He was pronounced dead while in an ambulance.

Fire officials say the fire was not suspicious. Flames never reached Stone and investigators believe he died after being overcome by smoke.

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