More charges expected in fatal Missouri house fire

1 month 5 days 3 hours ago Sunday, January 19 2020 Jan 19, 2020 Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:19:50 PM CST January 19, 2020 in News
By: Associated Press

FLORISSANT - Additional charges will be filed against a man accused of setting a fire after a 16-year-old boy rescued from the burning home died.

Florissant Police say the boy died at a hospital where he was being treated for smoke inhalation after the fire in the St. Louis suburb.

The fire was reported in Florissant around 3 a.m. Friday. Police were unable to enter the burning home when they arrived, but firefighters with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District rescued the boy who was in critical condition.

A man who lives on the same block where the fire happened has been charged with arson.

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