A third person has succumbed to injuries from Tuesday's early morning house fire in Mehlville. The St. Louis County Medical Examiner reports that 11 year old Macy Gapsch died from her injuries Wednesday evening.
Maci’s great-grandmother, 79 year old Georgette Gapsch had died around noon Wednesday. The girl's father, 38-year-old Terry "T.J." Gapsch had died Tuesday morning.
The only survivor, Maci’s 13 year old sister, Mia Gapsch had escaped the burning home and ran to neighbor's house to get help. She's in satisfactory condition.
Investigators say the fire began in the basement of the home. But the exact cause is still under investigation.
Residents in South County reported a variety of snapping and popping noises in their neighborhood last night which turned out to be a small fire at the Ameren Meramec power plant. Authorities are trying to determine the cause. No one was hurt and electrical service was not disrupted. An Ameren official says some of the noise was the sound of safety valves on steam lines lifting due to the fire, which was quickly extinguished.