Metro-East News

1 dead in Christmas Eve fire at St. Louis home


Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a fatal fire in a three-story residence in the 5000 block of Minerva Avenue in north St. Louis city, according to the St. Louis Fire Department.

Fire officials were investigating whether the man’s oxygen tank and some ammunition had exploded.

The fire was under control around 1 p.m., although the department said in a post to social media that one person had died in the blaze.

Further details were not immediately available.