MEHLVILLE, MO – A man was killed in a house fire in southern St. Louis County early this morning, according to information from KSDK.
The fire occurred at a home in Mehlville on Eileen Ann Drive, near Highway 67 (Lemay Ferry Road) where a fire alarm was activated. When authorities arrived at the scene, smoke was pouring from the residence.
The victim, a 61-year-old man, was found deceased in the basement after the fire was put out.
The fire is believed to be accidental, though authorities continue to investigate the cause at this time.
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