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Amaiziah Gully dies in north St. Louis fire

6:34 PM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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By Tracy Clemons

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A five-year-old died Wednesday afternoon from injuries he suffered in a house fire in north St. Louis.

The fire broke out around 10:40 a.m. in a house in the 4500 block of Emerson Avenue.

A 24-year-old woman, 26-year-old man, 5-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl, 2-year-old boy, and 7-month-old boy were also in the home.

Everyone got out of the home safely except 5-year-old Amaiziah Gully. He was pulled from a first floor bedroom unconscious and taken to Children's Hospital. He died later in the afternoon.

A St. Louis Fire Department spokesman says firefighters were not able to find a working smoke detector inside the house.

The cause is under investigation. We're told investigators are looking at a space heater as the possible cause.


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