There were no injuries, but an elderly man and two Webster Groves police officers were taken to the hospital, fire official says.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a three-alarm, early morning house fire in the first block of N. Elm Ave. in Webster Groves. Matt Coppin, a spokesman from the Webster Groves Fire Department, said fire officials received a call shortly after 6 a.m. from someone driving by on a Bi-State bus who reported seeing smoke at the house. "It appears the fire started on the main floor, and it involved all three floors except for the basement," Coppin said. "But we're still investigating." An elderly man who in the home at the time was was able to escape safely. "Two Webster Groves police officers pulled him (the man) out," Coppin said. The man and two police officers were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, he added. …
One person in the home and two police officers were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters are continuing to work an early morning house fire on N. Elm Avenue - just a block from Webster Groves City Hall. The three-alarm fire is under control, but Elm at Lockwood remains closed. Webster Groves Police Lt. Andy Miller said his department received a call about smoke coming from the home this morning. "One person in the home and two police officers were taken to the hospital as a precaution," he said. Rock Hill, Shrewsbury and Brentwood firefighters provided assistance. Webster Groves Patch will continue to provide more information as it becomes available. In an earlier version of this story, Miller had said that only one officer was taken to the hospital. He later verified that two officers were hospitalized.
Everyone made it safely out of the house, according to an article on the station's website.
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Friday, September 23, 2011