Two children revived after St. Louis apartment fire

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, February 11 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:42:15 PM CST February 11, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they had been left alone.

St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said it was not clear if the two boys, ages 2 and 4, had been left unattended or if someone fled without them.

He says the children weren't breathing when firefighters got to them Thursday evening. But Jenkerson told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch paramedics had revived them by the time they reached the hospital.

He said the boys were breathing on their own later Thursday.

Jenkerson said the room with the children was on fire, but the children did not appear to be burned. The apartment didn't have a working smoke detector.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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