Fire investigators are trying to determine if portable space heaters played a roll in an overnight fire that killed a 14 month old child.
Fire crews were called to the home at North 25th Street and Angelica in north St. Louis about 2:00 a.m.
Firefighters rescued three adults from the burning home, but the child had already died when they found him.
Fire Chief Jenkerson told Fox 2 News that the building had no heat, and several space heaters were in use.
The adults pulled from the building were taken to a hospital. Their conditions aren't known.
A tearful plea today from the grandmother of a two-year-old boy who was killed by a hit and run driver Sunday night in Spanish Lake. "Whoever you are, please have a conscience. (sobs) And just come forward. My grandson did not deserve this."
St Louis County police say two-year-old Darion Griffin ran out into the street around 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of Redmond Road. Witnesses told police that a white SUV with tinted windows was speeding eastbound on Redmond near Bellefontaine Road when it hit the toddler and his 17-year-old aunt, Sheria Evans. Police say Evans was trying to pull the child from the path of the vehicle. The SUV didn't stop.
Both victims were rushed to a nearby hospital where the boy was pronounced dead. The teen suffered minor injuries.
Anyone with information is urged to call St. Louis County Police.