10 rescued in St. Louis County apartment fire

Friday, July 27, 2012 | 9:43 a.m. CDT; updated 2:19 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 27, 2012

CHESTERFIELD — Nearly a dozen residents had to be rescued and two people are injured following an early-morning apartment fire in western St. Louis County.

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. at the Schoettler Village Apartments in Chesterfield. The cause is under investigation.

A man living in the room where the fire began is hospitalized after he said he had trouble breathing. A firefighter injured his shoulder battling the blaze.

Firefighters and police had to put ladders to some second-story windows to help residents of the upper floor escape.


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