Metro-East News

High-rise fire injures 3 residents, firefighter in East St. Louis

Four people were injured after a couch reportedly caught fire just after 2 a.m. Wednesday on the fourth floor of the Orr-Weathers apartment building in East St. Louis.

The building is located at North 14th Street and Missouri Avenue. It is home to people with disabilities and elderly people, according to a KMOV report.

One of the injured people was in critical condition, two of them in fair condition and a firefighter was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.