Large fire displaces 20 people and injures firefighter in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – 20 people were evacuated from their south St. Louis homes after a large fire took over early Monday morning.

According to KSDK, officials with the St. Louis Fire Department responded to the fire at a four-family flat within the 3100 block of Oregon Avenue at about 1:30 a.m.

Initial reports were of a first-floor fire. Upon their arrival, firefighters noticed it had spread very quickly and asked for a second alarm.

Officials were able to evacuate all of the residents without injury. However, one firefighter strained his shoulder in the process and was treated at the scene.

An investigation is underway into what may have caused the blaze.

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